24 May 2007

The evolution of an altar

The altar of St. John the Baptist church in Quincy from 1900-1908:

The altar of the same church from 1908-1943 (this one is my favorite):
The same altar from 1943-1971:

The same altar, with a new tabernacle, in 1971:

The same altar from 1972 to the present (though currently without the candles):


  1. Don't take this the wrong way, as modern sanctuaries go, it's very good. But the old pictures are even better. I can't believe anyone would get rid of a baldachin like that. What on earth were they thinking.

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  3. Jeffrey, I agree, and I have no idea what they were thinking, though I'm certain they meant well.

    Joshua, your blog might be interesting if I could fluently read Spanish. I'm very happy that your blog is "so cool", but please don't use my comment box as your advertising space.

  4. If it ain't broke, don't fix it, I always say. And the baldachined one sure ain't broke!