First Baptist Church (Cambridge, Massachusetts)

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First Baptist Church
First Baptist Church, 5 Magazine Street, Cambridge (Middlesex County, Massachusetts).jpg
First Baptist Church in 1967
First Baptist Church (Cambridge, Massachusetts) is located in Massachusetts
First Baptist Church (Cambridge, Massachusetts)
Location Magazine and River Streets
Cambridge, Massachusetts
Coordinates 42°21′53″N 71°6′20″W / 42.36472°N 71.10556°W / 42.36472; -71.10556Coordinates: 42°21′53″N 71°6′20″W / 42.36472°N 71.10556°W / 42.36472; -71.10556
Built 1881
Architect Hartwell and Richardson
Architectural style Gothic
Governing body Private
NRHP Reference #

75000249

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Added to NRHP April 14, 1975

The First Baptist Church is an historic American Baptist church at Magazine and River Street in Cambridge, Massachusetts within Central Square.

In 1817 the church congregation was founded in the home of James Hovey.[2] In 1844 several members of First Baptist Church left to found nearby Old Cambridge Baptist Church. First Baptist Church's current Gothic building was constructed in 1881. It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1975.

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