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Church on the Hill


  • Address: 169 Main St
  • Travel Genus: Sight
  • Sight Category: Building


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Timeline

Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
1805/00/00 Church on the Hill is built as the town's meetinghouse by architect and builder Benjamin D Goodrich of Richmond, based on designs by Asher Benjamin and Charles Bulfinch. Its total cost was $6,619.00 including furnishings. Practical House Carpenter
1806/01/01 Eldad Lewis Faith Church on the Hill is dedicated. Dr Eldad Lewis wrote a hymn for the occasion.
1831/00/00 Judge William Walker Died William Walker dies at age 80 and is buried at the Church on the Hill.
1885/00/00 During his boyhood, James Barnes, an editor of Edith Wharton at Appleton and Co, narrowly avoids hitting an ox cart while sledding down Courthouse Hill with Lightning Clifford. The dangerous part is that a 3rd of the hill is not visible from the top. Ethan Frome (book)
1904/03/00 Kate Spencer Life Winter 1903-1904 is the coldest in 35 years, the snow never melted. The typical coaster could start at the Church on the Hill and fly down Courthouse Hill on Old Stockbridge Road at 50 mph.

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Particulars for Church on the Hill:
Area of Significance Architecture
Criteria Architecture-Engineering
Sight Category Building
Architectural Style Federal Style
Criteria Historic Event
Level of Significance Local
Criteria Person
Area of Significance Politics-government
Owner Private
Area of Significance Religion
Historic Use Religious Property



US National Registry of Historic Places Data »

Accurate at time of registration:

PLACE DETAILS
Registry Name:
Registry Address:
Registry Number: 82001894
Resource Type:
Owner: Private
Architect: Goodrich,Benjamin D.
Architectural Style: Federal
CULTURAL DETAILS
Level of Significance: Local
Area of Significance: Politics-government, Architecture, Religion
Applicable Criteria: Event, Architecture-Engineering, Person
Criteria Consideration: Religious property
Period of Significance: 1800-1824, 1825-1849
Significant Year: 1803, 1805
Associated People: Goodrich,Benjamin D.
Historic Function: Religion
Historic Sub-Function: Religious structure
Current Function: Religion
Current Sub-Function: Religious structure

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