Centerbrook Congregational Church

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Centerbrook Congregational Church
Centerbrook Congregational Church, Essex, Connecticut.jpg
Centerbrook Congregational Church is located in Connecticut
Centerbrook Congregational Church
Location Main St., Essex, Connecticut
Coordinates 41°21′6″N 72°24′53″W / 41.35167°N 72.41472°W / 41.35167; -72.41472Coordinates: 41°21′6″N 72°24′53″W / 41.35167°N 72.41472°W / 41.35167; -72.41472
Area 1 acre (0.40 ha)
Built 1790
Architect Capt. John Dennison
Architectural style Greek Revival
Governing body Private
NRHP Reference # 87000113[1]
Added to NRHP February 12, 1987

The Centerbrook Congregational Church is a historic church on Main Street in Essex, Connecticut. It is a single-story wood frame structure resting on a granite foundation, which is set on a knoll on the north side of Connecticut Route 153. The main block was built in 1790, making it the oldest known church in Middlesex County and one of the oldest in the entire state. The church has seen numerous alterations, having had stylistic alterations during the Greek Revival period as well as later in the 19th century, when the projecting pavilion was added. A two story addition was added to the rear in 1972, adding space for a parish hall, Sunday school, and kitchen.[2]

The building added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1987.[1]

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  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2009-03-13. 
  2. ^ "NRHP nomination for Centerbrook Congregational Church" (PDF). National Park Service. Retrieved 2014-11-21.