Arlington Street Church


Tiffany Memorial Windows:
The Tiffany windows in Arlington Street Church are famous for their beauty of design and execution and are believed to be the largest collection of Tiffany windows in any one church. The windows represent the highest development of American art in glass. Special Tiffany techniques were used, such as painting certain details and multiple layers of opalescent glass to achieve desired shades of color and Tiffany’s unique creation of folds and drapes. –

25 Arlington Street, Boston, MA see map | Unitarian Universalist Church |

Quick facts:

  • Designed by the celebrated Boston architect, Arthur Gilman.
  • Constructed 1859–1861 on newly filled land in Boston’s Back Bay by members of the historic Federal Street Church.
  • First public building in Back Bay
  • Spire is 190 feet high, topped with a weathervane placed three months prior to the building’s dedication in 1861
  • Rests on 999 wooden pilings driven into the mud of the former Back Bay. The pilings must remain submerged in water at all times so that they do not rot.

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