First Religious Society Church and Parish Hall

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First Religious Society Church and Parish Hall
First Religious Society Church, Newburyport MA.jpg
First Religious Society
First Religious Society Church and Parish Hall is located in Massachusetts
First Religious Society Church and Parish Hall
Location Newburyport, Massachusetts
Coordinates 42°48′39″N 70°52′18″W / 42.81083°N 70.87167°W / 42.81083; -70.87167Coordinates: 42°48′39″N 70°52′18″W / 42.81083°N 70.87167°W / 42.81083; -70.87167
Built 1801
Architect Palmer,Timothy
Architectural style Federal
Governing body Private
Part of Newburyport Historic District (#84002411)
NRHP Reference # 76000278[1]
Significant dates
Added to NRHP April 2, 1976
Designated CP August 2, 1984

The First Religious Society Church and Parish Hall is a historic church building at 26 Pleasant Street in Newburyport, Massachusetts. Originally a Reformed congregation, the congregation is currently affiliated with the Unitarian Universalist denomination. The current Minister is Reverend Harold Babcock. The church's steeple is currently the tallest point in downtown Newburyport, Massachusetts.

The church building was constructed in 1801 by the First Religious Society, which was founded in 1726. It has been suggested that noted Salem builder Samuel McIntire designed the building.[2]

The building was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1976,[1] and included in the Newburyport Historic District in 1984.[2]

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  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2008-04-15. 
  2. ^ a b "MACRIS inventory record for First Religious Society Church and Parish Hall". Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Retrieved 2014-01-20. 

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