Trinity Church

Defining Richardsonian Romanesque

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Architecture buffs, get ready for a treat. H.H. Richardson designed Trinity Church as the debut of his signature Romanesque style. As such, it is one of the country’s most significant buildings, according to PBS.

At the time of its construction, the Back Bay was still a mud flat. For that reason, the church is built on 4500 wooden piles driven down through 30 feet of back fill. Safe to say that it isn’t going anywhere.

Inside, you’ll find 20,000 square feet of murals and spectacular John LaFarge stained glass windows. Outside, check out the church’s reflection in the facade the neighboring John Hancock Tower.

T: Copley/Green

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At A Glance

206 Clarendon Street
$6 for guided tours
Open for self-guided tours weekdays 11-5, Sat 9-5, Sun 1-6; guided tour schedule varies; call to inquire

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