Wollaston Unitarian Church

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Wollaston Unitarian Church
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Wollaston Unitarian Church is located in Massachusetts
Wollaston Unitarian Church
Wollaston Unitarian Church is located in USA
Wollaston Unitarian Church
Location 155 Beale St., Quincy, Massachusetts
Coordinates 42°15′51″N 71°1′19″W / 42.26417°N 71.02194°W / 42.26417; -71.02194Coordinates: 42°15′51″N 71°1′19″W / 42.26417°N 71.02194°W / 42.26417; -71.02194
Built 1888
Architect Lewis,Edwin J.
Architectural style Shingle Style
MPS Quincy MRA
NRHP Reference # 89001318[1]
Added to NRHP September 20, 1989

St. Catherine's Greek Orthodox Church, formerly home to the Wollaston Unitarian Church, is a historic church building at 155 Beale Street in Quincy, Massachusetts. The Shingle style building was built in 1888 for a Unitarian congregation established the previous year. The Wollaston Church merged with United First Parish Church in Quincy in 1960. The Beale Street building was purchased for $40,000 by St. Catherine's Greek Orthodox Church of the South Shore.[2] St. Catherine's grew over the years, and in 2004 the congregation moved to a new building in Braintree.[3] The building was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1989[1]

Architecture[edit]

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The church is located at the western corner of Beale and Farrington Steets in central Quincy. It is a fine example of Shingle Style architecture, with asymmetrical massing that emphasizes horizontal structure. Its ground floor is finished in granite, while the upper parts are clad in wooden shingles. A squat square tower stands at the corner, topped by a pyramidal roof with flared eaves. The parish house is integrated with the main structure, south of the main gable facing Beale Street.[2]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Staff (2008-04-15). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ a b "Quincy, Massachusetts Historical and Architectural Survey". Thomas Crane Public Library. 2009-10-27. 
  3. ^ "A History of Our Parish". St. Catherine Greek Orthodox Church. 2009-10-27.