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On the Job

Church architect finds inspiration in his work

Ethan Anthony, an architect at the Boston firm Cram & Ferguson, claims to have laid cornerstones for the first true Gothic churches built in the United States since World War II, complete with graceful stone spires, soaring arches, and ornate stained glass.

By dedicating himself to the revival of sacred architecture like this, Anthony is carrying on the tradition of his firm’s 19th-century founder Ralph Adams Cram, who created masterpieces including the Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine in New York City. Anthony, 62, has designed St. Edward’s Chapel in Oklahoma City; Our Lady of Walsingham Catholic Church in Houston; and Phillips Chapel at the Canterbury School in Greensboro, N.C.

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