The Social and Architectural History of Back Bay Churches: Brookline Adult & Community Education

Sunday, November 4, 2012 - 12:00pm to 2:00pm

Stephen Jerome

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The Social and Architectural History of Back Bay Churches

From the historic Arlington Street Church, completed in 1861 as the first public structure erected on the newly-filled Back Bay, to the recently finished breathtaking renovations at St. Cecelia's Roman Catholic Church, the Back Bay is a treasure trove of rich ecclesiastical art and architecture. On our walking tour, we'll visit representative examples and selected interiors, including the distinguished Victorian work of notable architects Cummings and Sears, Estey, Richardson, Upjohn, Ware and Van Brunt, to Modernists Pietro Belluschi and Paul Rudolph. Collectively, these houses of worship contribute enormously to the overall beauty and character of the Back Bay, considered the most important example of 19th century urban planning in America.

Course Code: T256 Sec. 01: 1 Sunday, 12:00 noon-2:00 pm. November 4, meets in front of the Arlington Street Church, 351 Boylston Street, Boston, $20.

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