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Church of the Epiphany

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1904–1905, Warren, Smith and Biscoe; 1910–1911 parish hall and cloister, Warren and Smith; 1925–1926 parish house addition, Frank Patterson Smith; 1940 tower, Frank Patterson Smith; 1959 Hadley Hall, Perry, Shaw, Hepburn and Dean. 70 Church St.
  • Church of the Epiphany (Keith Morgan)

Although justifiably attributed to Frank Patterson Smith, the design of Winchester's Episcopal Church of the Epiphany also represents the ideas of Smith's senior partner, H. Langford Warren. Warren established the architecture program at Harvard University, ultimately becoming dean, and was a longtime president of the Society of Arts and Crafts, Boston. A member of the Epiphany parish, Smith provided a sustained vision to a project built over many decades. The design evokes the English parish church, a favorite model for suburban churches. Inside, the trussed roof and masonry-vaulted aisles reveal Warren's academic interest in reviving medieval construction. Handcrafted materials, promoted by the Society of Arts and Crafts, include woodwork by Irving and Casson, tile by Henry Chapman Mercer of Doylestown, Pennyslvania, and stained glass by Charles Kempe of London.

Writing Credits

Maureen Meister


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Maureen Meister, "Church of the Epiphany", [Winchester, 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, 415-416.

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