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Lime Rock Baptist Church

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1975, Irving Haynes Associates. 1075 Great Rd.

Bold shaping of mass is the essence of this church. Two giant dormers, serving as light sources for the interior, jut from the long slope of the shed-roofed, shingled box. The smaller, well down on the slope, lights the vestibule; the larger, at the pinnacle, the pulpit area. This building, designed at a time of intense concern for melding the values of both, combines the modernist commitment to large, abstract shape, volume, and luminosity with the ancient country vernacular.

Writing Credits

William H. Jordy et al.


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William H. Jordy et al., "Lime Rock Baptist Church", [Lincoln, Rhode Island], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

Print Source

Buildings of Rhode Island, William H. Jordy, with Ronald J. Onorato and William McKenzie Woodward. New York: Oxford University Press, 2004, 201-201.

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