Trinity Church: Probably the most prominent landmark on the square is Trinity Church, designed by Henry Hobson Richardson and built between the years of 1872-1877. The style of the Trinity Churchchurch has come to be known as "Richardson Romanesque" and has served well to establish the architect's fine reputation. Its clay roof, huge arches, and tall tower seem more reminiscent of Europe than 19th century America. It is continually lauded as one of the top ten buildings in America.
Trinity Church is an Episcopal Church in Boston and one of the most beautiful churches in the nation. It was built on the site of a previous church burned in the Great Boston Fire of 1872. It sits on 10,000 piles, pine trees from Maine 100 feet long and pounded into the bedrock. The land is from a filled in pond. There is still a small lake under the church and workers row a small boat to examine the piles, in total darkness and horrible smell. The church sits in Copley Sq, downtown.