Church of Christ (Revere, Massachusetts)

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Church of Christ
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Church of Christ (Revere, Massachusetts) is located in Massachusetts
Church of Christ (Revere, Massachusetts)
Location 265 Beach St., Revere, Massachusetts
Coordinates 42°24′32″N 71°0′25″W / 42.40889°N 71.00694°W / 42.40889; -71.00694Coordinates: 42°24′32″N 71°0′25″W / 42.40889°N 71.00694°W / 42.40889; -71.00694
Area 0.4 acres (0.16 ha)
Built 1888
Architectural style Shingle Style
Governing body Private
NRHP Reference # 84000430[1]
Added to NRHP November 13, 1984
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The Church of Christ, later the Revere Masonic Temple, is a historic church building at 265 Beach Street in Revere, Massachusetts, United States. The three-story wood frame building achieved its present appearance c. 1888, when it was enlarged and given its Stick and Shingle styling. Its significance lies in its origins, which are as a colonial meetinghouse erected in 1710, whose oaken timber frame, still part of this building, is one of the oldest such surviving structures. The meetinghouse, which measured 43' by 35', was a two story structure, to which a bell tower with steeple were added later in the 18th century. The spire was removed in 1823 and replaced with a domed cupola. In 1856 the building was rotate ninety degrees, and given Italianate styling. The 1888 alterations added the third floor and increased its size. It was purchased by a Masonic lodge society in 1919, at which time the tower was removed. It was in active use by Masonic organizations until 1982.[2]

The building was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1984,[1] at which time it was vacant.

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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 Christ Church". Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Retrieved 2014-05-29.