May 11, 20161217 6th Avenue, Seattle, WA 98101
Modern Sacred Spaces is Docomomo WEWA's event series showcasing religious structures built by different faith communities in the mid-20th century. The buildings represent innovative efforts by postwar architects and engineers to create spiritual places of light and form using new materials and construction techniques.
Our second event of the series will occur on Wednesday, May 11th at Plymouth Congregational Church in downtown Seattle. Designed by NBBJ and built in 1967-68, the church’s modest white exterior anchors an important corner of Modern architecture in downtown. Many interior spaces provide amazing views to its Modern neighbors: the IBM building and Rainier Tower. However, the main sanctuary and smaller chapel are voluminous insular gems separated from the hectic urban activity surrounding it.
Plymouth Congregational Church will be open from 5:00 - 6:45 pm, May 11. At 5:30 pm, Jennifer Hing of LMN Architects and Steve Stroming of RAFN Construction will describe the recent upgrades. The address is 1217 6th Avenue, Seattle, WA 98101. Enter through the main entrance on 6th Avenue near University Street. Free parking is available in the underground garage (after 4 pm until 6:45 pm. Both the garage and church building close at 7 pm).
Members of the congregation will be present to speak about the experience of celebrating inside these spaces.
Tickets for the event are available for purchase online through Brown Paper Tickets (click on the "Sign Up For This Event" button above near the event title). The event is $10 (if purchased online) or $15 at the door. Students may register for a tour fee of only $5 online or at the door. All tour fees go toward future programs.
Stay tuned for more Modern Sacred Spaces tours throughout the year.
Photo credit: Plymouth Congregational Church Archives
Our 2016 programs are partially funded by a 4Culture Preservation Sustained Support Grant.