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Harvard-Epworth Methodist Church

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1891, Amos F. Cutting. 1555 Massachusetts Ave.
  • Harvard-Epworth Methodist Church (Keith Morgan)

For the Harvard-Epworth Methodist Church, Worcester architect Amos F. Cutting produced a powerful expression of Richardsonian Romanesque built of Somerville granite and dark Longmeadow sandstone. Compressed into a narrow rectangular lot, the design provides a vigorous interplay between a tall tower and two projecting bays, one round, the other polygonal. These ample bays suggest the interior spaces of the sanctuary and of the parish house with Sunday school rooms. The dark sandstone framing of the fenestration further contributes to the forceful exterior.

Writing Credits

Keith N. Morgan


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Keith N. Morgan, "Harvard-Epworth Methodist Church", [Cambridge, 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, 342-342.

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