December122012
Old South Church
According to the book, “the least distressing example of the Ruskinian or Victorian Gothic trend that corrupted taste in the late nineteenth century.” I also learned that the tower used to lean and was removed entirely in 1932. (Back Bay is filled in marsh land; the tower was too heavy and sank.) It was rebuilt in 1937. Fascinating. 

Old South Church

According to the book, “the least distressing example of the Ruskinian or Victorian Gothic trend that corrupted taste in the late nineteenth century.” I also learned that the tower used to lean and was removed entirely in 1932. (Back Bay is filled in marsh land; the tower was too heavy and sank.) It was rebuilt in 1937. Fascinating. 

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