A Pretty 19th Century Church in Vermont

by David Clayton on December 10, 2013

IMAG0269I recently spent some time on holiday in a state adjoining New Hampshire, Vermont. We were staying close to at town called Killington (when the deep snow arrives it is a ski resort). Nearby, as we drove home, we saw a hamlet which consisted of an early 19th century stone church and connected buildings. We pulled over and took some quick photographs.

Called the Episcopalian Church of Our Saviour,  it is in a Romanesque style but is of its time too (think of Pope Francis and Evangelii Gaudium). Once again, I think it shows what we could do today if we wished to, by respect the past and build on past traditions and ‘building on them’.  The pitched roof is perfect for the snowy Vermont winters.

I will let the photographs speak for themselves:

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Alexey December 12, 2013 at 8:24 am

Observe the swirl of stones over the two small windows in the bell tower, suggesting a larger archway. An arch there would make no architectural sense, but to complete the harmony of the two naves, it wants to be there.

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