January132013
King’s Chapel
The book tells me it was “built in 1749,” and then, a few sentences later, tells me it “was built in 1754 around a wooden building which was then dismantled.” So, make of that what you will. It is both the first Episcopal church in New England and the first Unitarian church in America. The church was apparently supposed to have a tower, but it was never built. The book has a lot to say about the interior being “perhaps the finest Colonial church interior extant,” with a “studied suavity of proportion” that makes it “a work of genius.” Sadly, I could not go in because a service was just starting up. One of these days, I’ll have to remember not go to my regular church so I can try a service at one of these old churches.

King’s Chapel

The book tells me it was “built in 1749,” and then, a few sentences later, tells me it “was built in 1754 around a wooden building which was then dismantled.” So, make of that what you will. It is both the first Episcopal church in New England and the first Unitarian church in America. The church was apparently supposed to have a tower, but it was never built. The book has a lot to say about the interior being “perhaps the finest Colonial church interior extant,” with a “studied suavity of proportion” that makes it “a work of genius.” Sadly, I could not go in because a service was just starting up. One of these days, I’ll have to remember not go to my regular church so I can try a service at one of these old churches.

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