St. Paul's Episcopal Church - Stockbridge, MA
Posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member neoc1
N 42° 16.956 W 073° 18.711
18T E 639190 N 4682533
Quick Description: The Romanesque Revival style St. Paul's Episcopal Church was designed by AIA Gold Medal recipient Charles Follen McKim. It is located at 29 Main Street in Stockbridge, MA.
Location: Massachusetts, United States
Date Posted: 8/1/2021 4:45:15 AM
Waymark Code: WM14NER
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member razalas
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St. Paul's Episcopal Church History: (visit link)

St. Paul's Episcopal Church was organized in 1834. Services were held at the Academy and Town Hall before for eight years before their first building was built in 1844. In 1883, Susan Ridley Sedgwick Butler, a member of the famous Sedgwick family of Stockbridge, died and her husband Charles Butler offered to build a new church as a memorial to his wife. Charles Follen McKim of the architectural firm of McKim, Mead, and White created and donated the plans for the new Romanesque Revival style church which was completed in 1884. This was McKim's first design for a church. MACRIS narrative: (visit link)

The church is is built of rough-faced gray granite blocks and has a slate roof. The church has a asymmetric design. The entrance is through a porch at the south west corner of the building which contains a sculpture "The Spirit of Life" by parishioner Daniel Chester French. To the east of the entrance is the main block of the church. At the south east corner is a clock and belfry tower with a pyramidal roof topped by a finial and a weathervane. There is an entrance at the base of the tower with its door recessed and framed by a rounded arch. A second smaller hexagonal tower abuts the main on the west side. The west, gabled end of the building features decorative stonework around a connected pair of Romanesque Revival style windows. Below are three Gothic Style stained glass windows reinstalled from the original church.
Architect: Charles Follen McKim

Prize received: AIA Gold Medal

In what year: 1909

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