Wednesday, December 22, 2010
Church of the Holy Cross
Driving down busy West Main Road in Middletown, I often notice this tiny old Episcopal church and its interesting architecture. It looks like a throwback to another time, seated in the midst of box stores and traffic lights.
seafoam green front door, and the matching pink wreaths. Lucky I caught them when I did, because they changed the wreaths for Christmas.
Wikipedia: "The Church of the Holy Cross in Middletown, Rhode Island, is a parish church of the Episcopal Diocese of Rhode Island of The Episcopal Church. The church is located at 1439 West Main Road, Middletown, Rhode Island. It is an early example of Richard Upjohn's work in translating Gothic architecture from stone to affordable designs for small, wooden churches. Built in 1845, Holy Cross Church exemplifies the architecture made accessible by the publication in 1852 of Upjohn's book, Rural Architecture. In its survey of Middletown's architectural resources, the Rhode Island Historical Preservation Commission recommended the Church of the Holy Cross for inclusion in the National Register, along with Upjohn's more luxurious Italianate Hamilton Hoppin House.["