Children on a hill, looking down upon a town.

Town

Children on a hill, looking down upon a town.

The tracery on the windows of La Sainte-Chapelle, in Paris, France shows foliations: a leaf pattern common in Gothic architecture. "Foliations in Tracery. Sainte Chapelle, Paris, A. D. 1240." -Whitney, 1911

Tracery Foliations

The tracery on the windows of La Sainte-Chapelle, in Paris, France shows foliations: a leaf pattern…

"Section of Trajan's Basilica, Rome." — Chambers' Encyclopedia, 1875

Trajan's Basilica

"Section of Trajan's Basilica, Rome." — Chambers' Encyclopedia, 1875

An illustration of a triangle comprised of a church and two lines. This illustration can be used to determine the height of the church steeple, the hypotenuse, and distance of the tower from object one and two.

Triangle with Church

An illustration of a triangle comprised of a church and two lines. This illustration can be used to…

"Church of Turmanin." — The Encyclopedia Britannica, 1910

Turmanin

"Church of Turmanin." — The Encyclopedia Britannica, 1910

The Church of the Val-de-Grâce is the church of a former royal abbey in the 5th arrondissement of Paris, in what is now the Val-de-Grâce Hospital. The dome of the church is a principal landmark of the skyline of Paris. The church was initially designed by François Mansart, succeeded by Jacques Lemercier, who designed the dome.

Church of the Val-de-Grâce

The Church of the Val-de-Grâce is the church of a former royal abbey in the 5th arrondissement of Paris,…

The medieval maniple valence is an embroidered band of silk that is typically worn by priests in the Roman Catholic church. It is ornamented with cords, tassels and embroidery.

Medieval Maniple Valence

The medieval maniple valence is an embroidered band of silk that is typically worn by priests in the…

This large vase was designed for the tomb of Louis XII in the Church of St. Denis, France during the French Renaissance.

Large Vase

This large vase was designed for the tomb of Louis XII in the Church of St. Denis, France during the…

The Nave of Bourges Cathedral in France showing the sexpartite vaulting, divided into six parts.

Sexpartite Vaulting

The Nave of Bourges Cathedral in France showing the sexpartite vaulting, divided into six parts.

This is an illustration by artist Charles Robinson. It is found in novelist Robert Louis Stevenson's book "A Child's Garden of Verse". The drawing depicts a girl alone in what seems to be a church.

A Child's Garden of Verse

This is an illustration by artist Charles Robinson. It is found in novelist Robert Louis Stevenson's…

An engraving, "The Virgin with Four Saints. In the Bibliotheque Royale de Belgique." -Cundall, 1895

The Virgin with Four Saints

An engraving, "The Virgin with Four Saints. In the Bibliotheque Royale de Belgique." -Cundall, 1895

In some churches, pews were installed at the expense of the congregants, and were their personal property; there was no general public seating in the church itself. In these churches, pew deeds recorded title to the pews, and were used to convey them. Pews were originally purchased from the church by their owners under this system, and the purchase price of the pews went to the costs of building the church. Pictured here is George Washington's family pew at St. Paul's Episcopal Church in New York.

Washington's Pew at St. Paul's, New York

In some churches, pews were installed at the expense of the congregants, and were their personal property;…

Illustration of Wesley Chapel on John Street in New York. It was dedicated on October 30, 1768. The chapel was named after John Wesley. It was torn down and replaced in 1818. It is a simple building with an arched main doorway and a small staircase leading to another set of double doors to the right. Several men and women are gathered in front of the building. There is a second building adjoining.

Wesley Chapel on John Street

Illustration of Wesley Chapel on John Street in New York. It was dedicated on October 30, 1768. The…

The gothic architecture of Westminster Abbey, the great church in London, England.

Westminster Abbey

The gothic architecture of Westminster Abbey, the great church in London, England.

Window with a baluster. Saxon Architecture is the earliest stage of native English architecture, its period being from the conversion of England to Christianity till the conquest or near it, when Norman architecture began to prevail.

Saxon Architecture Window

Window with a baluster. Saxon Architecture is the earliest stage of native English architecture, its…

"The gable cross of Washburn Chirch in Worcestershire." — Encyclopedia Britannica, 1893

Worcestershire

"The gable cross of Washburn Chirch in Worcestershire." — Encyclopedia Britannica, 1893