Of all the remains of the colonial era architecture in America, no sector is better represented or maintained than those religious edifices — the houses of worship — that dot the Eastern seaboard of our nation. These amazing structures testify to a nation founded “under God,” to a people committed to worship.

The time tested Sacred Space examines the history and architecture of these colonial churches, meeting houses and synagogues.

The film takes you inside and up-close with brilliant, faith-driven craftsmanship that has held up to the test of time. Interviews with knowledgeable experts help to trace the unique histories of some of the most monumental religious structures — and how each played a role in the stories of our American forefathers.

Structures include:

• Old North Church in Boston, MA
• Christ Church in Philadelphia, PA
• Bruton Parish Church in Williamsburg, VA
• Historic Christ Church in Irvington, VA
• Holy Trinity Church in Wilmington, DE
• First Baptist Church in Providence, RI
• St. Francis Xavier’s Church in Leonardtown, MD
• St. Ignatius Church in Port Tobacco, MD
• Congregation Shearith Israel in New York City, NY
• Touro Synagogue in Newport, RI

53 minutes on 1 disc / 4×3 / 2003


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