Archive for the ‘Churches’

Happy New Year; Mid-Century Modern Churches

I hope everyone had a Merry Christmas. I wanted to take this opportunity to wish everyone a healthy and happy 2014. I also wanted to thank everyone for reading the site during the past seven years and for continuing to support my wonderful sponsors. During this time of year, I thought a collection of images […]

Modern Snapshot: 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. This interesting Dwell piece discusses why Unitarian Universalist congregations have been drawn to modern […]

Modern Snapshot: Mid-Century Wheaton Woods Baptist Church

Some shots from today of the Wheaton Woods Baptist Church located here in Rockville. Nothing spectacular, but a solid mid-century modern church. Or, as this site I discovered recently would call it: Mid-Century Mundane. The site “was created to explore a specific genre of architecture that has largely been ignored. While architecture of the mid-century […]

Modern Snapshot: St. John’s Lutheran Church in Alexandria

When my family and I were driving down to Florida in December, a closure of the ramp to 95 South off the Beltway took us on a little detour along Franconia Road where I quickly pulled over to take some shots of St. John’s Lutheran Church, which is located here. The church displays an interesting […]

Modern Snapshot: Charles Goodman’s Unitarian Universalist Church of Arlington

Charles Goodman designed three mid-century modern churches in the area — one each in D.C., Maryland and Virginia. The Unitarian Universalist Church of Arlington was the last of the three area churches, completed in 1964. An addition (see image below) to the church was added in 1994. While Goodman employed more concrete in this design […]

Modern Snapshot: Advent Lutheran Church in S. Arlington

Located here in South Arlington, the Advent Lutheran Church was originally built in 1948. It looks like the congregation is examining options of what to do with its flat-roof education wing. “Advent Lutheran Church is in the process of assessing the condition of its 60 year-old building and deciding whether to refurbish the existing education […]

Modern Snapshot: Charles Goodman’s Bethesda United Church of Christ

Charles Goodman designed the Bethesda United Church of Christ at the corner of Fernwood Road and Democracy Boulevard in 1957. The sanctuary is an octagonal room with a soaring wood-beamed ceiling. The church, on its web site, says clear windows were used in the sanctuary rather than stained glass “to make sure that we could […]