Here, have a hexagon

St. Mark's temporary church Burlington MA

This is the beginning of St. Mark’s Episcopal Church on Terrace Hall Ave. in 1960. It’s a pre-fab that was trucked in pieces from Acton to Burlington. St. Mark’s used this little hexagon as its temporary house of worship until its permanent church was finished on the same property. If this little building resembles the one next to Temple Shalom Emeth on Lexington Street, that’s because it’s the same building. In 1970, with its permanent church complete, St. Mark’s heard a Jewish congregation was targeting this piece of property on Lexington Street for a home of its own . . .

Temple Shalom Emeth, Burlingon, MA

. . . and in a gesture of cross-denominational good will, gave the hexagon away. So the Temple took it apart, trucked up the hill to Lexington Street, and used it as its own temporary house of worship while its official one was under construction. Echo Enrichment Center is now using it.

Temple Shalom Emeth, 16 Lexington Street, Burlington MA

3 thoughts on “Here, have a hexagon

  1. I just was looking at this since I have nothing else to do since it is Christmas morning and one grandson is taking a nap and the other one is playing with the Nintendo switch that he got this morning I thought that I would look through your page.

    I found a few things I was reading about the Churches and when you are talking about the Fellowship Church you talked about us (I was in High School and my family was part of the split) meeting in the high school. I don’t remember us meeting at the high school. Are you sure that you haven’t mixed us up with another starting church. Also when you talk about us meeting at the drive-in at one place you say Father King instead of Rev King (which you use at other places). Father is a term for Catholic priests and episcopal priests not him. The drive-in was only in the summer/fall and yes the minister stood on top of the roof. As I recall that winter we met at the house on Spruce Hill in the part of the house that the Rupprechts used for the summer camp that they ran. Later we met in the VFW Hall and then built the church.

    I then looked at my year of the year book as I was going to show it to my 7 year old grandson (yes most of the people in my class have great grandchildren that age) and noticed that I wasn’t in the yearbook. I’m using my 13 inch Mac Book Air so the pictures aren’t very large but I noticed that the first M that you have is Marshall. You have the page that Jean McIntire on is there twice but Jack Maletesta and Dorothy MacKay aren’t in it. Like I said it is very small you I believe that the last page in the first part of the book is Fenwick/Flangin and the next people that you have are Marshall. So you are missing all the Gs, Ls and first part of the Ms.

    Also I notices that you had some miscellaneous pictures. I have a picture taken in the mid 50s of a group of preschoolers that I believe had a picnic/party while the older siblings were at school. My mother helped with it so that is why she got a picture. I only remember a few of the names This was taken next on the hill next to the Benson where the gang from Lexington St used to sled in the winter. I think that Ralph Enos is on the far left in the front, Ronnie Bevis is in the middle (dark hair), Marvin Fay (light hair) is next to him and Judy Sherwood (I think that was her name the younger sister of Nancy and Carol) is next to Marvin (they were cousins). At the other end David Enos is at the end and his sister Laurie Enos is behind him. The other kids who were probably in the picture were the two younger Bevis girls (Joyce and her younger sister), Carolyn Benson, Willie Cooper Probably his name was William the younger brother of Susan Cooper Clark,the Willson girls (Sandy and Janet) but they were probably not old enough but the more that I look at it I think that the little girl standing up in the back might be Sandy Wilson and the girl sitting next to her with dark hair might be her sister Janet.

    The house on the left is the Wilson house (in the middle of being painted), next to that the house that is white was the Bevis house, down a few house the dark brown one was the Enos house.

    On Mon, Dec 25, 2017 at 5:55 AM, Burlington Retro wrote:

    > RWF posted: ” This is the beginning of St. Mark’s Episcopal Church on > Terrace Hall Ave. in 1960. It’s a pre-fab that was trucked in pieces from > Acton to Burlington. St. Mark’s used this little hexagon as its temporary > house of worship until its permanent church was f” >

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