First Unitarian Church of Hobart

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First Unitarian Church of Hobart
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First Unitarian Church of Hobart is located in Indiana
First Unitarian Church of Hobart
Location 497 Main St., Hobart, Indiana
Coordinates 41°31′48″N 87°15′12″W / 41.53000°N 87.25333°W / 41.53000; -87.25333Coordinates: 41°31′48″N 87°15′12″W / 41.53000°N 87.25333°W / 41.53000; -87.25333
Area less than one acre
Built 1875
Architectural style Italianate
Governing body Private
NRHP Reference # 99001112[1]
Added to NRHP September 9, 1999

First Unitarian Church of Hobart is the oldest Unitarian Church in Indiana, and the oldest church still occupied by its original congregation in the city of Hobart.[2] It was added to the National Register of Historic Places on September 9, 1999.

History[edit]

Hobart's Unitarian Church was constructed of locally produced brick at a cost of $15,000.00.[3] The lot for the church was purchased from Hobart's founder, George Earle, for $1.00.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2010-07-09. 
  2. ^ Burns, Bob (July 3, 1997). "European Settlers Brought Variety of Religions to Region". The Gary Post-Tribune. 
  3. ^ unk (1876-01-13). "The Village of Hobart". Crown Point Register (Lake County Public Library). 
  4. ^ Jentzen, Allan. Memories of the Past. Lake County Public Library: Hobart Historical Society. pp. 54–55.