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St. Mary's Episcopal Church

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1888, Henry Vaughan; 1893, Hartwell and Richardson. 14–16 Cushing Ave.
  • St. Mary's Episcopal Church (Peter Vanderwarker or Antonina Smith)

St. Mary's Episcopal Church is the most significant Boston commission of English architect Henry Vaughan, who later designed the National Cathedral in Washington, D.C., with George Frederick Bodley. Vaughan based the design on fifteenth-century English parish church precedents. The church is ornamented by elaborate half timbering on the exterior, a complex timber-frame ceiling, and an especially fine collection of stained glass, including the work of Tiffany Studios, A. B. Cutter Company, and the Charles Connick Studio. In 1893, Hartwell and Richardson added the transepts and chancel; Charles K. Cummings designed the adjacent parish house in 1907.

Writing Credits

Keith N. Morgan


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Keith N. Morgan, "St. Mary's Episcopal Church", [Boston, Massachusetts], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

Print Source

Cover: Buildings of Massachusetts

Buildings of Massachusetts: Metropolitan Boston, Keith N. Morgan, with Richard M. Candee, Naomi Miller, Roger G. Reed, and contributors. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2009, 258-258.

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