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Society of the Congregational Church of Great Barrington

  • Also Known As: First Congregational Church of Great Barrington

  • Address: 241 and 251 Main St
  • Travel Genus: Sight
  • Sight Category: Building



Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
1743/12/00 Rev Samuel Hopkins Vocation Licensed to preach in 1742, Samuel Hopkins establishes North Parish of Sheffield (now Great Barrington) in Housatonic, Massachusetts.
1859/00/00 William C Brocklesby Architect After a fire destroys most of the Congregational Church of Great Barrington's building, the current stone sanctuary is built of locally quarried stone.
1883/00/00 Peabody and Stearns Architect The Hopkins family donates a house to be used as a parish hall. Designed by Peabody and Stearns, the building was built across the street from the sanctuary and later moved to its present location next to the church.
1884/00/00 Peabody and Stearns Architect Designed by Peabody and Stearns of Boston, the manse and carriage barn are constructed.
1885/00/00 W E B Du Bois Faith The Congregational Church sponsors church member W E B Du Bois as he attends Fisk University, a historically black college in Nashville, Tennessee.

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Particulars for Society of the Congregational Church of Great Barrington:
Area of Significance Architecture
Criteria Architecture-Engineering
Sight Category Building
Historic Use Church Related Residence
Criteria Historic Event
Level of Significance Local
Owner Private
Historic Use Religious Property
Architectural Style Romanesque Revival
Historic Use Secondary structure
Area of Significance Social History
Historic Use Street furniture, object

US National Registry of Historic Places Data »

Accurate at time of registration:

Registry Name:
Registry Address:
Registry Number: 92000999
Resource Type:
Owner: Private
Architect: Brocklesby,William C.; et al.
Architectural Style: Romanesque
Other Certification: Date received-pending nomination
Level of Significance: Local
Area of Significance: Architecture, Social history
Applicable Criteria: Event, Architecture-Engineering
Criteria Consideration: Religious property
Period of Significance: 1900-1924, 1875-1899
Significant Year: 1883, 1884
Historic Function: Religion, Domestic, Landscape
Historic Sub-Function: Religious structure, Street furniture, object, Secondary structure, Church related residence
Current Function: Domestic, Religion, Landscape
Current Sub-Function: Religious structure Secondary structure Street furniture, object Church related residence

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