First Unitarian Church in Westport

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First Unitarian Church in Westport soaring sanctuary on right

The Unitarian Church in Westport, nicknamed the New Ship Church, is a striking church building in Westport, Connecticut designed by modernist architect Victor A. Lundy and completed in 1965. It won an award from Architect magazine.[1] It has been compared to E. Fay Jones' Thorncrown Chapel (1980) and to the wooden tent Lundy designed for the interior of his Unitarian Meeting House (1964) in Hartford, Connecticut.[1] The nickname New Ship Church is a reference to the Old Ship Church built in 1681 in Hingham, Massachusetts.[2] The congregation was founded in 1949 as "The First Unitarian Fellowship of Fairfield County."

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  1. ^ a b Higher Power 1960 P/A Award: First Unitarian Church, Victor Lundy ARCHITECT February 10, 2009 Past Progressives
  2. ^ a b [1]

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Coordinates: 41°10′34″N 73°21′29″W / 41.17617°N 73.35794°W / 41.17617; -73.35794