I love old churches in New England. I don’t really like going to church but I can still enjoy the architecture and history of these sacred spaces. Here are a just few that are within a few blocks of my new house. My favorite is the Unitarian Universalist Church above. All summer long the church hosts a summer jazz series on Saturday nights. The music pours out of the chapel and echoes up the street into our house. Our first few weekends in the house were spent listening to the concerts from the comfort our living room. The images below are from the Old North Church and Grace Community Church.
One of my favorite books I acquired while working at House & Garden was “House of Worship: Sacred Spaces in America“. The book chronicles all types of churches, temples, and mosques around the country. My favorite is the All Saints’ summer church on Orr Island in Maine. A great book if you want to investigate more on religious based architecture.