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April 11, 2011 Churches

Modern Snapshot: Universalist Church of Silver Spring

Universal Universalist Church of Silver Spring

I was heading home from Crest Park this weekend (stay tuned for another Goodman listing I have coming up) and remembered that I had taken some shots last year of the Unitarian Universalist Church of Silver Spring on New Hampshire Avenue.

Universal Universalist Church of Silver Spring

Universal Universalist Church of Silver Spring

This interesting Dwell piece discusses why Unitarian Universalist congregations have been drawn to modern design for their churches. “Frank Lloyd Wright was the first modern architect to design a Universalist church,” the article says. “He volunteered to design a replacement for Unity Church in Oak Park, Illinois, the morning after it burned down. The result is the beloved Unity Temple.”

D.C. own leading architects designed Unitarian Universalist churches here. Goodman designed one in Arlington. The modernist team of Keyes, Lethbridge and Condon along with Pietro Belluschi designed theĀ Cedar Lane Unitarian Church in Bethesda, which I wrote aboutĀ here.

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  1. Catharine — April 12, 2011 @ 3:00 pm         Reply

    Funny that you would post about this today. This morning as we drove by the Arlington Universalist church I told my husband that I would like to tour it one day. I didn’t know that Goodman designed it.

  2. Scott — April 13, 2011 @ 1:57 pm         Reply

    Just to let you know, the link to your article on the Cedar Lane Unitarian Church seems to not be working.

    I always enjoy your site. Thanks!

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