First Unitarian Society in Newton
First Unitarian Church
|Location||1326 Washington St., Newton, Massachusetts|
|Area||1.3 acres (0.53 ha)|
|Architect||Cram, Goodhue & Ferguson|
|Architectural style||Late Gothic Revival, Tudor Revival, Elizabethan Revival, Other|
|Part of||West Newton Village Center Historic District (#90000017)|
|NRHP Reference #||86001802|
|Added to NRHP||September 4, 1986|
|Designated CP||February 16, 1990|
The First Unitarian Society in Newton is located at 1326 Washington Street in the village of West Newton in Newton, Massachusetts. Architect Ralph Adams Cram designed the church, Frederick Law Olmsted designed the grounds, the cornerstone was laid in 1905, and it was dedicated in 1906. It includes elements of Tudor Revival, Elizabethan Revival, Late Gothic Revival, and other styling. The building was built on the site of an early experimental normal school, and has a stained glass window featuring two Massachusetts education pioneers, Horace Mann and Cyrus Peirce.
Its building was listed on the National Register of Historic Places as the First Unitarian Church in 1986.
- First Unitarian Society in Newton website
- Records of the First Unitarian Society in Newton are in the Andover-Harvard Theological Library at Harvard Divinity School in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
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