Sunday, September 14, 2014

Whimsical Windows - St. Augustine's

Toby hosts the architectural meme Whimsical Windows/Delirious Doors, and we look around, sometimes incessantly, for subjects...Here is St. Augustine's Church in Seymour CT. I don't know its history, but will guess 1940-1950s as it has a classical shape and details (arches, stained glass) that evoke the days of yore. But make of a more modern brick instead of classical stone. Not so much austeure as simple and pleasing in design...

2 comments:

toby said...

Yes, very pleasing! The whole thing is lovely, but I'm particularly a fan of the giant rose window above the door - gorgeous!

Cara Berry said...

Ground broke for St. Augustine's Church in 1888. It was designed by famous ecclesiastical architect, Patrick C. Keely, and was originally cast in wood. In 1937, the building was renovated to add the current brick exterior. There was also once a spire on the north tower stretching 118 feet in the air. I'm sorry I'm not certain what became of it -- but believe it was lost to a storm and never replaced.