Townsend Congregational Church - Townsend, MA
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Assisted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Biologist Marine
N 42° 40.015 W 071° 42.274
19T E 278361 N 4727374
Quick Description: The Townsend Congregational Church in Townsend, Massachusetts, USA, was built in 1830.
Location: Massachusetts, United States
Date Posted: 12/31/2014 6:20:02 PM
Waymark Code: WMN5TZ
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Weathervane
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 Townsend Congregational Church - Townsend, MA - posted by Biologist Marine

Long Description:
"In 1730, two years before the Town of Townsend was incorporated, the first Meeting House was erected on Mt. Grace now called Meeting House Hill. On October 16th, 1734, the church called Rev. Phineas Hemenway to be the minister.

The present church building, sometimes known as the Brick Meeting House, was built in 1830, during the pastorate of Rev. David Palmer. Over the years there have been many changes. The column portico was added in 1931 and the Christian Education rooms in 1953. The Good Shepherd stained glass window was installed in 1945. The church was originally named the Orthodox Congregational Church, and was changed to Townsend Congregational Church, United Church of Christ, in 1969.

In 1991, the sanctuary was extensively renovated and the Stevens Organ (ca. 1830) was installed in the balcony."

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Reformed or Congregational Denomination: United Church of Christ

Associated Website: [Web Link]

Status: Active House of Worship

3 Brookline Street
Townsend, MA USA

Date of Construction or Event Occurrence: 1/1/1830

Architect: Not listed

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