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Massachusetts Mid-Century Modern Churches

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M.I.T. Chapel
(aka Kresge Chapel)
Cambridge, MA
The M.I.T. Chapel was designed by Eero Saarinen and built between 1953-1955. It is on the Massachusetts Institute of Technology campus. The sculptural element on the roof is a belltower. The main light source is from a skylight above the altar, which illuminates a metal sculpture by Harry Bertoia. Saarinen also designed the adjacent Kresge Auditorium at the same time. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

St. Thecla Roman Catholic Church
Pembroke, MA
St. Stephen Catholic Church
Framingham, MA
The St. Thecla Roman Catholic Church was built in 1964. The roof is a solid piece of concrete weighing 35 tons. [map]

The St. Stephen Catholic Church appears to have been built in the 1960s. [map]

Immaculate Conception Church
Weymouth, MA
The Immaculate Conception Church was designed by Holmes & Edwards and built in 1967. [map]

Sacred Heart Catholic Church
Waltham, MA
The Sacred Heart Catholic Church was dedicated in 1964. The building is 65 feet tall and covered with anodized aluminum. For more, see this website. [map]

More Massachusetts Mid-Century Modern Churches:
Murray Unitarian Universalist Church (Attleboro)
St. Malachy Church (Burlington)
St. Mary's Church (Mansfield)
Edwards Church (Northampton)
Temple Israel (Swampscott) [gone]

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