Sunday, March 3, 2013

Whimsical Windows - Stained Glass Puritan

Inside the modern day puritan house of worship. Taken by Patti
Inside the stark white church, a hint of color. Also taken by Patti

Toby hosts the most excellent architectural meme Whimsical Windows/Delirious Doors. Today, I am at our Congregational church in the neighboring town of Derby. The church sanctuary was built in 1821, and the Congregation tradition actually goes back to the Puritans from England - that means that those dour practitioners had a severe austerity in their viewpoints...and in their architecture, the stark white buildings with nary a frill in design which precluded stained glass in those days. Yet, the office addition was built later, perhaps around 1900. And this side has lovely stained glass windows, donated by parishioners at the time. Not austere, but beautiful additions to the colonial style. See more building style at WWDD


toby said...

Oh, I'm glad that they decided to add some color, that makes everything a little more welcoming, I think :) Please thank Patti for us - these are great finds!

Lesley said...

This design probably suits the austere building better than those with the small bits of glass and multiple images. The lambs are cute, too!

Sara said...
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Sara said...

Stained glass is always a beautiful addition in my humble opinion.