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Burrillville United Methodist Church

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1893. 185 Joslin Rd.

This shingled Queen Anne church would be more interesting had it not lost its steeple to the 1938 hurricane. Although it is certainly a provincial production, the use of the Palladian format for the stained glass windows in the side elevations and the halving of a medieval wheel window over the entrance into something like a classical arched window indicate how “medieval” forms could be inflected toward Renaissance and Neo-Colonial forms in accord with the trend of informed taste at the end of the nineteenth century. Such classicizing strains within high, angular massing, coupled with the coziness of sheltering hoods over openings, makes this a vivid and charming, if awkward and belated, example of Queen Anne. Its interior retains little of its original character.

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Author: 
William H. Jordy et al.

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