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John La Farge Stained Glass

St. John's Episcopal Church

Decorative Window

Decorative window

St. John’s Episcopal Church
1 Roanoke Ave.
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130


St. John's Episcopal Church, Jamaica Plain, MA,  was built in 1882 and designed by Harris M. Stephenson. It is a Gothic revival church constructed of the Roxbury puddingstone commonly used in the Boston area, with a broad gable over the nave. A smaller gabled addition is to the right of the church, and a massive bell tower stands to the left, creating an interesting three-part composition. The interior is one continuous space, distinguished by large hammer-beam ceiling trusses.

There is a small decorative lancet by John La Farge in this church, of unknown date. The composition features architectural details and a single large “L” in the center.