Monday, September 24, 6:00 pm – Puddingstone, Pinnacles and Pointed Arches: Church Construction in the Back Bay 1860 – 1880

Please join the members and friends of the Gibson House Museum for a tour of churches of the eastern Back Bay lead by architectural historian Ed Gordon. We will view ecclesiastical edifices built in the eastern part of the neighborhood from Arlington to Dartmouth Streets during the first twenty years of the Back Bay’s massive land making project. During the course of the tour we’ll touch on topics ranging from architect Arthur Gilman’s unusual choice of English Georgian as the style for the Arlington Street Church (below) through Richard Upjohn’s early use of Roxbury puddingstone for the Church of the Covenant to the roles played by colorful personalities such as H.H. Richardson and Phillips Brooks in shaping the design of Trinity Church.

Meeting Place: The Gibson House Museum, 137 Beacon Street, Boston (between Arlington and Berkeley Streets)

Admission: $10 Members GHM & VSA/NE $12 Non Members. For information, visit