First Congregational Church of Bennington

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First Congregational Church of Bennington
FirstCongregationalChurchofBennington.jpg
September 2005
First Congregational Church of Bennington is located in Vermont
First Congregational Church of Bennington
Location Bennington, Vermont
Coordinates 42°53′0″N 73°12′48″W / 42.88333°N 73.21333°W / 42.88333; -73.21333Coordinates: 42°53′0″N 73°12′48″W / 42.88333°N 73.21333°W / 42.88333; -73.21333
Built 1805
Architect Lavius Fillmore
Architectural style Georgian, Other, Federal
Governing body Private
NRHP Reference # 73000186[1]
Added to NRHP April 24, 1973

The First Congregational Church of Bennington is located on Monument Avenue in Bennington, Vermont. It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1973.[1] It is also known as the Old First Church. The congregation was organized in 1762 and the current meeting house was built in 1805.[2] The seating capacity is six hundred fifty. The adjacent cemetery was designated by the Vermont legislature as "Vermont's Sacred Acre".[3]

View from cemetery in rear.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2007-01-23. 
  2. ^ "Old First Church". Retrieved 2008-04-04. 
  3. ^ Gram, David. "Vermont's first church has rich history, uncertain future". Retrieved 2008-04-04.