Two Roxbury Landmarks, One Story

SSV's project on the preservation and re-use of the Episcopal Church of St. John and St. James, as well as St. Luke's Chapel was recently highlighted in Historic Boston Inc's Bricks and Mortar's Fall 2019 edition. Ionic Hall, Roxbury's oldest building dating back to 1802, houses both church and chapel. St. Luke's chapel was designed by architect Ralph Adams Cram, who is famous for popularizing the Gothic style in American churches and collegiate campus architecture.

Ionic Hall (left) dates to 1802, while St. Luke's Chapel (right) was built in 1900

Under the direction of the Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts, HBI has been working with Spencer, Sullivan & Vogt (SSV). Lynne Spencer, principal and preservation architect led to the team in documenting existing conditions and creating options for preservation and rehabilitation, including the potential for shared space with other church-sponsored programming and services. The link to this project can be found here.

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