Fodor's Expert Review Arlington Street Church

The Back Bay Religious Building/Site/Shrine

Opposite the Park Square corner of the Public Garden, this church was erected in 1861—the first to be built in the Back Bay. Though a classical portico is a keynote and its model was London's St. Martin-in-the-Fields, Arlington Street Church is less picturesque and more Georgian in character. Note the Tiffany stained-glass windows. During the year preceding the Civil War the church was a hotbed of abolitionist fervor. Later, during the Vietnam War, this Unitarian-Universalist congregation became famous as a center of peace activism.

Religious Building/Site/Shrine Local Interest–Sight

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351 Boylston St.
Boston, Massachusetts  02116, USA


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