Sunday, August 5, 2012

Whimsical Windows - Union Church

Toby hosts the fun and informative meme Whimsical Windows/Delirious Doors where we look for portals and other architectural goodies. The subject today is the Union Church in the village of Rockville Connecticut, about 20 miles east of Hartford.

The church website notes a very interesting history. It was organized in 1888 as a union of two churches, both of which burned down four days apart that year and joined together into a new house of worship....architect Warren Hayes designed it, and the cornerstone was placed in June 1889, and the church was dedicated in September 1890, from. It is an example of Richardson Romanesque architecture, and constructed of gray Monson granite from nearby western Massachusetts

Lots of history is close to most of us if we pay attention - so this is a perfect place to showcase them

1 comment:

toby said...

Beautiful find! That window is positively glowing, and the doors look almost golden. And I just love the look of the granite from afar. Wow!