Friday, June 3, 2011

A Church by Charles Eames

The cornerstone of St Mary's Church in Helena, Arkansas states '1935' as the year of erection. Helena is a sleepy delta town on the Mississippi about 65 miles south of Memphis. This project predates Eames' time at Cranbrook and the meeting of his future wife Ray.

The building is traditional in footprint with a transept and crossing. The steeple is of copper with an interesting net-like detailing. Click on the images to enlarge.