Leslie Kinney’s Memories of West Village Meeting House

Leslie Kinney

As a Board Member I was thrilled last year to hear Devin Colman, State Architectural Historian, speak about the historical and architectural significance of the building.  He quoted Judy Ratte, a member of the original building committee as saying, “We wanted an indigenous building, practical, useful and beautiful.  And we accomplished it.”  Architect, Jean Paul Carlhian’s design was to echo the surrounding green hills with the building’s peak rising into the sky as “a great transparent arch, conceived as a spiritual gesture.” 

All Souls Church circa 1900 courtesy of Bob Cornellier.

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