St. John Chrysostum Church

Richard Upjohn (attributed, G. E. Kidder Smith); Richard M. Upjohn (attributed, National Register of Historic Places)
1851-53




This Episcopal church is named for the most prominent doctor of the Greek Church and one of the greatest preachers ever heard in a Christian pulpit (thus the name Chrysostomos, "golden-mouthed," because of his eloquence).
The painted wood "Village Gothic" church with its free-standing wooden belfry was designed either by Richard Upjohn or his son, Richard M. Upjohn. The site was an old cemetery.
 
 

The entrance

Richly ornamented bargeboards (or vergeboards--because on the verge or incline) conceal the ends of the rafters.
 

The nave wall

 

Views of the rear




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