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Baker Memorial Methodist Episcopal Church, Boston, MA

February 13, 2016


Baker Memorial church sat at the corner of Columbia Road and Cushing Avenue, known locally as Upham’s Corner in the Dorchester neighborhood of Boston. Dedicated in 1891, it stood until some time in the early 1950s. I’d call it Romanesque Revival, rather than Richardsonian.

There are a surprising number of excellent photographic images of the building exterior; interiors, none yet found. I’m inclined to call it A-A, perhaps C-1 or D-1 but time will tell.


Pilgrim Congregational, diagonally across Columbia Road, survives as another example of Boston’s addiction to the Romanesque and the great H.H. Richardson’s chastening of Victorian excesses.



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One Comment
  1. I see your reference once again to your classification system – A-A or C-1 or D-1. This almost seems like a note to yourself, since you leave the rest of us in the dark ! I’m still very interested in learning more about it – in whatever form you feel comfortable sharing. Regards, Tim

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