Sunday, September 30, 2012

Whimsical Windows - Tall Spire

Toby hosts the fun architectural meme Whimsical Windows/Delirious Doors. This week I am staying local and offer views from our neighboring town of Derby Connecticut. This is St. Mary's Church on Elizabeth Street. This was a house of worship primarily for the Irish immigrants that moved to this area for work starting in the mid-1890s, and due to this growth, a new building was needed, and fast. Thus, the cornerstone was laid down on September 23, 1906 and completed on July 4, 1907, a true accomplishment. I have been unable to find the height of the spire but do guess it to be around 200 feet - and even taller feeling as it sits on a hill above the road (and of course I sit even lower than most :). Visit this fun meme for windows and doors of note...


4 comments:

Lesley said...

One thing about smaller town, the church spire remains the tallest structure around!

Linnea said...

Yes, you can always spot the church spires from far away...they're so tall! Love those red doors. They really add some pop to the building. Brick building are so sturdy looking, but we can't have them around here in California - earthquake country.

VioletSky said...

It has pride of place!

toby said...

That really is tall, and I'm very impressed that they built the whole thing so quickly! I guess when you really want something, there's no stopping you :)
Thanks for your thoughtful comment on my blog, it was really sweet! Have a great day!