Trinity Church sits in Boston’s Back Bay section. The congregation, currently standing at 4,000 households, was founded in 1773. One of America’s top 10 buildings, it’s long been considered a masterpiece of American architecture.
The building is celebrated for ecclesiastical architecture, a celebrated example of “Richardsonian Romanesque” design, named after the architect H.H. Richardson. Painter John La Farge aimed to create ‘the feeling that you are walking into a painting.’ His murals cover most of the interior. By 2000 the effects of pollution and natural elements caused conservation specialists to restore the priceless artwork and ten stained-glass windows.
Visit: 206 Clarendon Street, Boston, MA; 617-536-0944; trinitychurchboston.org