First Baptist Church (Methuen, Massachusetts)

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First Baptist Church
First Baptist Church Methuen MA.jpg
First Baptist Church Methuen MA
First Baptist Church (Methuen, Massachusetts) is located in Massachusetts
First Baptist Church (Methuen, Massachusetts)
Location Methuen, Massachusetts
Coordinates 42°43′41″N 71°11′6″W / 42.72806°N 71.18500°W / 42.72806; -71.18500Coordinates: 42°43′41″N 71°11′6″W / 42.72806°N 71.18500°W / 42.72806; -71.18500
Built 1869
Architectural style Gothic Revival
Governing body Private
MPS Methuen MRA
NRHP Reference #


Added to NRHP January 20, 1984
First Baptist Church with its original steeple, circa 1900

First Baptist Church is an historic Baptist church building at 253 Lawrence Street in Methuen, Massachusetts. The First Baptist Church was formed on March 1, 1815 with thirteen members and services were held in the Daniel Frye house and in an old meeting house which was enlarged twice. In 1840 they built a church on this site which burned in 1869. The present church was built in 1869 and dedicated in January 1870. The bell, which was cast in Baltimore and weighed 1600 lb was installed in 1878.[2] The steeple was removed in 1913.[3] The church is a massive example of the Carpenter Gothic style of architecture. It was added to the National Historic Register in 1984.

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  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2008-04-15. 
  2. ^ Gagnon, Dan (2001). "Methuen". Retrieved 2013-09-10. 
  3. ^ Methuen Historical Commission (1999). Images of America: Methuen. Arcadia. p. 99. ISBN 0-7524-1264-7. Retrieved 2013-09-10.