Gospels in Stone: The Churches on the Hill

A tour of the first four churches to be built on Asylum Hill


Asylum Hill Congregational Church, 814 Asylum Avenue
Asylum Avenue Baptist Church, 868 Asylum Avenue
Trinity Episcopal Church, 120 Sigourney Street
Cathedral of Saint Joseph, 140 Farmington Avenue

Tour typically includes a stop inside one of the four churches.

Tour Details

Mary takes you around the four "first" churches in Asylum Hill, all of which were built, at least originally, in the second half of the 19th century. She focuses on how the architecture of each of the buildings engages passersby in a conversation about the churches and their purpose in Hartford's spiritual and civic life. Her tour includes a stop in one of the four churches, and sometimes someone from the church will greet you while you're there.

Tour Guide

Mary Falvey is the Executive Director of the Hartford Preservation Alliance and a dedicated historic preservationist. She is active in efforts to promote historic preservation as a means to revitalize Hartford, and she is working to better organize Hartford's varied and numerous historic districts.