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Trinity Church
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Owner description: This National Historic Landmark, one of America's great buildings, was built in 1877 by architect H.H. Richardson.
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“Great place for photographers”
Reviewed February 12, 2013

Not only is this a great church to get inside, but I find myself outside it quite a bit trying to capture the perfect photo of old and new as it sits in between some new glass and steel building providing a fairly strong contrast to the photo... get inside to view the detail of the architecture.

Visited September 2012
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“An American masterpiece.”
Reviewed February 7, 2013

This building is not only beautiful, but pretty unique too. The church was built into an interesting squarish shape, sort of a fat cross-shape, as opposed to the longer churches you sometimes see. It makes for a more communal feeling when the church is full of parishioners on Sundays. That stained glass is also something you have to see, especially the LaFarge windows over the entryway. It's truly a treasure, and a must-see in Boston.

Visited January 2013
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“UNIQUE”
Reviewed December 24, 2012

Architecture here is quite unique and interesting. After many visits we are still not sure how to descirbe it and we prefer to leave it to any visitor's imagination as to what the style may be. Many say BAROQUE but we are not sure we agree - it is more than that. Go see for yourself.

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“Trinity Church Combines History, Beauty and Music”
Reviewed December 19, 2012

For some four years now we have attended the Candlelight Carols Christmas Mass at Trinity Church in Boston's Copley Square. Things there just keep getting more wonderful. The building itself is unique with its vaulted ceilings, windows and muted painted interior. It's not at all like most of the European churches which are big stone castles that are cold and stark. You can feel the beginnings of a nation in the New England motif and plaques of famous people throughout the structure. The Candlelight Carols service is more than 100 years old.
During the day, Trinity's stained glass is wondeful and the sun pours in through them to highlight the interior. The rows of old oak benches have hundreds of hand embroidered kneeling stools, many with dates, that connect you with early American women who did this detailed work making each one unique.
Hearing the huge organ and listening to the music will bring a nostalgic beat of tonalities and rhythms to your ears. One does not have to be Christian to appreciate classical music that is timeless. We are Jewish and still the real candles burning in the procession along with the elegance of the sound are a treat for all senses.
Don't miss going to Trinity Church when you are in Boston. If you are lucky and have some time, attend a service and hear the mystical music.It will calm your day and provide a sense that some good things will continue to go on.
SL

Visited December 2012
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“Nice Historic Church 1872-1877”
Reviewed December 7, 2012

Lots of history here. Toured the church after Sunday mass with "Patrick". His knowledge and wonderful demeanor and willingness to share were always present as he led our group from place to place. It was great to learn that the four major support columns are actually supported by log pilings driven into the soft, spongy ground prominent in the back bay area.The history of the painting and interior structure as well as the stained glass by four different artist were only a few of the many construction facts revealed to all on the tour. A great time was had by all.

Visited December 2012
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