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Restoring Trinity

More than 125 years ago, the architect Henry Hobson Richardson, virtually unknown in the world of architecture, took on a project that would put him on the map: designing Boston's Trinity church.

Richardson, along with the church's rector Phillips Brooks and muralist John La Farge created what is still regarded as one of America's greatest buildings. But after more than a century, the church and it's famous murals began to show their age.

So in January of 2000, a project began to restore Trinity to its original beauty. That process is almost complete, along with the addition of a new meeting space and a new cooling system.

Morning Edition host Bob Oakes and field producer Matt Largey met Jean Caroon, the principal for preservation at the Boston-based architecture firm Goody Clancy, for a tour of the restored Trinity Church.

This program aired on September 14, 2005. The audio for this program is not available.

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