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In 1688, the Royal Governor built King's Chapel on the town burying ground when no one in the city would sell him land to build a non-Puritan church. The first King's Chapel was a tiny church used by the King's men who occupied Boston to enforce British law. By 1749, the building was too small for the congregation, which had grown to include a number of prominent merchants and their families. The present stone structure was built around the original wooden church, which was then disassembled and thrown piece by piece out the windows of the new construction.

 

The congregation hired America's first architect, Peter Harrison, to design a church "that would be the equal of any in England." The new church was completed in 1754. Harrison's plans included a steeple, which has never been built, and a colonnade, which was not completed until after the Revolution. The magnificent interior is considered the finest example of Georgian church architecture in North America.   The church’s exterior columns appear to be stone, but in fact are painted wood, a cost-saving tromp l’oeil.

 

King's Chapel
Corner of Tremont and School Streets
617-227-2155
Summer Hours: Mon. Thu. Fri. Sat. 10:00 - 4:00
Winter Hours: Sat. 10:00 - 4:00
Services are held Wednesdays, 12:15pm and Sundays 11:00am
Concerts at King's Chapel: Tue. 12:15, Sun.5:00 (see website for performers)
www.kings-chapel.org

 

 

보스턴 최초의 영국 성공회교회로서 1686년에 설립되었으나 현재의 건물은 1754년에 세워진 것으로 독립 후인 1780년대부터 미국 최초의 유니테리언 교회로 사용되었습니다. 설립당시에 보스턴 시민들의 반대가 심했었다고 하는데 현재에도 식민시대의 모습이 조금이지만 남아있습니다. 탑이 없는 것이 특징으로 외벽은 돌로 쌓여있으며 내부는 돌과 목조가 어우러져 있으며 교회 근처의 킹스 채플 묘지에는 청교도인들이 가장 많이 묻힌 묘지이며, 식민지 총독이었던 윈스롭의 묘와 아이작 존스의 묘도 바로 이곳에 있습니다. 이곳은 입장료가 유료인데 기부금으로 쓰입니다.

위치 : 58 Tremont St.
문의 : (617)217-2155
오픈 : 여름 매일 10:00~16:00 ,,토요일 10:00~16:00
입장료 : 일반 $1 12 이하 무료
교통 : 지하철 블루, 그린 라인 Government Center 하차