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Old South Church, Boston

#14 of 48 in Historic Sites in Boston
Religious Site · Hidden Gem · Historic Site
Old South Church in Boston, Massachusetts, (also known as New Old South Church or Third Church) is a historic United Church of Christ congregation first organized in 1669. Its present building was designed in the Gothic Revival style by Charles Amos Cummings and Willard T. Sears, completed in 1873, and amplified by the architects Allen & Collens between 1935–1937. The church, which was built on newly filled land in the Back Bay section of Boston, is located at 645 Boylston Street on Copley Square. It was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1970 for its architectural significance as one of the finest High Victorian Gothic churches in New England. It is home to one of the older religious communities in the United States.

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  • I really enjoy standing in the location where so much history was made! There are some lovely displays and really knowledgeable staff that made the visit extra interesting! Also, a visit here is a.....  more »
  • If you're in the area to see Trinity Church, you should take quick walk to see this church too. There is not an entrance fee, and it has great architecture too. I enjoyed it just as much as Trinity.  more »
  • Attended the Boston Marathon Blessing service with a friend from NC who ran for rhe first time in the marathon. The experience was overwhelming!
  • If you like to photograph old churches this place has beautiful architecture.

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