Brattle Square Church Tower Close Up in Boston, Massachusetts - Encircle Photos

36 Brattle Square Church Tower Close Up in Boston, Massachusetts

The First Baptist Church was founded in 1665 and their current meeting house is the Brattle Square Church which they purchased in 1882. It was built ten years before by a young, inexperienced architect named Henry Hobson Richardson who would go on to fame for creating the Richardsonian Romanesque architecture style. Equally significant is the top of the 176 foot bell tower. The frieze was designed by French sculptor Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi who would later create the Statue of Liberty. It features four trumpeting angels and four sacraments, including this one representing marriage. Also carved were famous people like Longfellow, Hawthorne and Lincoln.

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110 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA 02116

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