A touch of Gotham (in case you missed New York)

The first two images are from the former Mount Vernon Church, designed by architect Charles Howard Walker and built ca. 1892 on the corner of Beacon Street and Massachusetts Avenue, in Back Bay. It functioned as a congregational church until 1970 when it was closed; it was destroyed by fire in 1978.

In 1983 the remains were imaginatively restored by architect Graham Gund who decided to keep the existing church structure – tower included – and combine it with a modern building. The result was today’s Church Court Condominiums, one of the most interesting residential buildings in Boston. I wonder whether the tower has been converted into a loft – just imagine the views!

The next three images are details from an office building, located at 60 Massachusetts Ave. 

Details about the building’s course from Church to luxury condos can be found on Back Bay Houses.

May 1st, 2017

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