WPA Walking Tour – St. Anne’s Chapel

To count down the days to the end of summer, I will be taking you on a virtual walking tour of Arlington–the same one outlined in 1937’s The WPA Guide to Massachusetts. Each entry will include an excerpt from the book about each site visited. Hopefully this will give us a little insight as to how things have changed in the past 73 years. Number sixteen isn’t easy to spot, as it is nestled in pine trees on Claremont Avenue.

“St. Anne’s Chapel (open), between Hillside and Claremont Aves.,

was designed by Cram and Ferguson and completed in 1916. It is built in Romanesque style,

the interior and exterior being of local field-stone.

It is furnished with ancient ecclesiastical furniture, most of which came from Spain and Italy.”

St. Anne's Chapel on August 31, 2010.

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