Architect Wallace K. Harrison asked, “Have you ever thought what it would be like to live inside a giant sapphire?” With more than 20,000 pieces of glass in 86 hues, the dalle de verre of the First Presbyterian Church in Stamford achieves his goal of creating a building with “soaring space and jeweled light”. The acoustics of the sanctuary drove the form of the building which resembles a fish and led this building to be nicknamed ‘The Fish Church.’ In 2020, The Fish Church was recognized as a National Historic Landmark.
Docent-led tours will introduce the visitors to the unique sanctuary, the magnificent Visser Rowland organ and the 56-bell carillon. The superior acoustics will be demonstrated by Kevin Bailey, Minister of Music. The carillon will be played throughout the day; tours of the carillon are available, but space is limited.
This tour is sponsored by Highland Green Foundation.
No registration required, just walk in
Free and open to the public
This event is part of Docomomo US Tour Day 2022. Fish Church Interior - Photo by Robert Gregson