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St. Joseph's Church (1883) | by origamidon
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St. Joseph's Church (1883)

29 Allen Street, Burlington, Vermont USA • View of the steeple (missing it's top-most spire) from the southeast, across a section of the solar panels, behind the First Unitarian Universalist Society Church.


[St. Joseph's was] Designed by a self-taught architect from Montreal, Fr. Richard Michaud set forth to construct a magnificent edifice with striking similarity to the Chapel of the Palace of Versailles. St. Joseph's Church was completed in 1887. Constructed of locally quarried stone, it is a fine interpretation of Baroque Renaissance style architecture. The dimensions alone are impressive: the church itself is 176 feet long and 81 feet wide, with an interior height of 55 feet, and was designed to seat over 1200 people. St. Joseph's is the largest church building in the state and lays claim to being the oldest national French Parish in New England. – from the church's website.

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Taken on April 2, 2012