Park Street Church – Boston, MA
The Park Street Church (built 1810) in Boston, Massachusetts is an active Conservative Congregational Church at the corner of Tremont Street and Park Street. Park Street Church is a historic stop on the Freedom Trail. It was founded on February 27, 1809 by twenty-six local people, mostly former members of the Old South Meeting House. The cornerstone of the church was laid on May 1 and construction was completed by the end of the year, under the guidance of Peter Banner (architect), Benajah Young (chief mason) and Solomon Willard(woodcarver). Banner took inspiration from several early pattern books, and his design is reminiscent of a London church byChristopher Wren. Park Street church’s steeple rises to 217 feet (66 m), and remains a landmark visible from several Boston neighborhoods. The steeple is seen as the terminus of both Columbus Avenue and Tremont Street, two of Boston’s radial avenues. The church is adjacent to the historic Granary Burying Ground. It had its first worship service on January 10, 1810. from wikipedia.