A Change of Pace

I have been photographing mainly wildlife and scenics. But, recently, for a change of pace. I have been driving around the roads and southeastern Massachusetts and Rhode Island, photographing Waterways, and ponds, old buildings, and historic architecture.

On our Rhode Island trip the other day, in Bristol Rhode Island, we came across St. Michael’s Episcopal Church and across the street the Parish House and the Burnside House, which had served as the Bristol Town Hall until 1969.

The Burnside house is an example of a Richardsonian Romanesque Revival building. It was built in 1883. It was named after Ambrose Burnside, who fought in the Civil War, became Senator and then governor of Rhode Island.

Burnside House, old town hall 1883

St. Michaels Episcopal Church built in the high German Gothic style is the fourth church on the site and was built in 1860. The original church was burned by the British on May 25, 1778.

St. Michael’s Episcopal Church 1860

St. Michael’s Parish House was built in 1867. Presently, it contains the East Bay Recovery Center and the Island Childcare Center.

St. Michael’s Parish House 1867