Connecticut Mid-Century Modern Churches (page 1)

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First Presbyterian Church
Stamford, CT
The First Presbyterian Church was designed by Wallace K. Harrison and built between 1956-1958. The building's shape and floorplan are meant to resemble that of a fish which is a Christian symbol. The interior features extensive use of stained glass. The 56-bell carillon tower was built in 1968. For more, see this website. [map]

United Church of Rowayton
Norwalk, CT
The United Church of Rowayton was designed by Joseph Salerno and built in 1962. For more, see this website. [map]

Unitarian Church
Westport, CT
The Unitarian Church was designed by Victor Lundy in 1959 and completed in 1964. The soaring roofline has been compared to a bird in flight, wings or hands, and a sailing ship. The two roof segments that don't quite join together are meant to symbolize the open dialogue of the Unitarian faith. For more, see this website. [map]

Unitarian Meeting House
Hartford, CT
The Unitarian Meeting House is another church designed by Victor Lundy and built between 1962-1964. The roof was built in 13 sections and intentionally sways with the wind. This creates a creaking sound and is also quite vulnerable to leaking. Steel cables support the roof over the concrete wall foundation. The ceiling is composed of wooden strips and is meant to resemble the rays of the sun. For more, see this website. [map]

Cathedral of St. Joseph
Hartford, CT
The Cathedral of St. Joseph was designed by Eggers & Higgins and dedicated in 1962. It replaced a Gothic style church which was destroyed by a fire at this site in 1956. The interior features the largest ceramic tile murals in the world and giant stained glass windows by Jean Barillet of Paris. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]