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This congregation of predominantly Swedish immigrants engaged countryman Martin Hedmark to design a new house of worship steeped in traditional Swedish forms and infused with elaborate Trinitarian iconography. Well preserved and unaltered since its completion, it is a unique Rhode Island example of the mixture of modernism and native architectural forms that enjoyed great popularity in early twentieth-century Scandinavia. Hedmark had at least one other United States commission similar to this for a Swedish congregation in New Jersey. Architectural nativism in ethnic church architecture was fairly common at the time, and this is an exceptional example. The interior is well worth seeing.

– 2003 Guide to Providence Architecture

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