St. John’s Church – Sandwich, MA

 In 1896, a lot was purchased at 159 Old Main Street which measured 60 feet by 123 feet.  The fundraising efforts of the Woman’s Guild of the church, as well as, donations from summer visitors including former president’s wife Frances F. Cleveland, resulted in $1219.75 of the needed $1600.00 for the Carpenter’s estimate.  The rest was covered through pledges and they hired Robert H. Slack of New Bedford as the architect.  He designed a small church with a nave to seat 100 parishioners, a small sacristy, and a belltower.  Construction began on March 13, 1899.  It was decided to leave the interior woodwork natural and to paint the ceiling a robin’s egg blue as it was soothing and peaceful

Faber-Castell Art pens and Holbein Watercolors in a Stillman and Burn Beta Sketchbook. Sketched loosely in the Studio

2 thoughts on “St. John’s Church – Sandwich, MA

  1. Lisa Jacques January 4, 2022 / 5:47 am

    Beautiful sketch, love Sandwich, Ma!!!

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  2. shawnthompsonart January 4, 2022 / 11:30 am

    Interesting drawing of the church. The red door really adds a lot of interest!!

    Like

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