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First Churches of Northampton


  • Address: 129 Main St
  • Vicinity: Center St
  • Type: Church
  • Travel Genus: Sight
  • Sight Category: Building

First Churches of Northampton,the 5th meeting house built on the site, was designed by the Boston Architectural firm of Peabody and Stearns in 1877. - AsNotedIn


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Timeline

Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
1655/00/00 Puritans of Northampton build their first meeting house (lost, site near the current Courthouse).
1658/07/00 Eleazar Mather Vocation Eleazar Mather begins preaching at the first meeting house in Northampton. Built in 1655, it is now gone. The site is near the current Courthouse.
1661/00/00 Second meeting house is built on Meeting House Hill
1669/00/00 Solomon Stoddard Vocation At the Second meeting house (lost) on Meeting House Hill, Solomon Stoddard gives his first sermon in Northampton. He will stay at this pastorship until his death in 1729.
1737/00/00 Northampton builds the 3rd meeting house (demilished c 1812)
1737/00/00 Jonathan Edwards Preacher "A Faithful Narrative of the Surprising Work of God in the Conversion of Many Hundred Souls in Northampton" by Church of Christ pastor Jonathan Edwards is published in England First Great Awakening
1740/00/00 Rev George Whitefield Preacher George Whitefield preaches in The First Church. First Great Awakening
1812/00/00 Isaac Damon Supervising Architect 1737 meeting house is replaced by a classical revival church designed by Asher Benjamin and built by Northampton architect, Isaac Damon (burned down 1876)
1812/00/00 Asher Benjamin Architect 1737 meeting house is replaced by a classical revival church designed by Asher Benjamin and built by Northampton architect, Isaac Damon (burned down 1876)
1851/07/00 Emily Dickinson Audience Member Jenny Lind sings for an audience in the Old First Church on 129 Main St, Northampton, MA (burned down 1876). Jenny Lind's American Tour, 1850 to 1852
1877/00/00 Peabody and Stearns Architect Current First Church, 5th on the site, is built of sandstone, includes several Tiffany windows
1877/00/00 Tiffany Studios Artisan Current First Church, 5th on the site, is built of sandstone, includes several Tiffany windows

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Particulars for First Churches of Northampton:
Sight Category Building
Building Type Church
Architectural Style Gothic
Area of Significance Religion
Historic Use Religious Property
Building Attribute Stained Glass




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