St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church – History Mystery, April 2014

April 15, 2014 – Question

In anticipation of Easter, here’s a look back at one of Wellesley’s oldest churches.  It’s changed a great deal over the years!  Any guesses as to which it is?  Come back for the answer on April 29th.

April 29, 2014 – Answer

This is St. Andrews Episcopal Church circa 1894. The image was likely taken not long after the church was built. St Andrews has since enlarged and expanded several times, giving rise to the building we are familiar with today.

Did you notice the blue hue of this picture? It is actually a cyanotype, a photographic printing process introduced in 1842 that produces a cyan-blue print. Cyanotypes, popular well into the 20th century, were frequently used for copying architectural plans.