The Old South Church, an incredibly attractive gothic church in Boston, as photographed from Copley Square, near Trinity Church.
May 12, 1669 was the first gathering of Old South. This was the church of Benjamin Franklin, Samuel Adams and Phillis Wheatley, to name a few. Old South is one of the oldest religious communities in the United States.
Its present building was designed in the Gothic Revival style by Charles Amos Cummings and Willard T. Sears. It was built on what was newly filled land in the Back Bay area of Boston. In 1970 when it was designated a National Historic Landmark, it was said to be one of the finest High Victorian Gothic churches in New England.