First Unitarian Society in Newton

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First Unitarian Church
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First Unitarian Society in Newton is located in Massachusetts
First Unitarian Society in Newton
Location 1326 Washington St., Newton, Massachusetts
Coordinates 42°20′54″N 71°13′41″W / 42.34833°N 71.22806°W / 42.34833; -71.22806Coordinates: 42°20′54″N 71°13′41″W / 42.34833°N 71.22806°W / 42.34833; -71.22806
Area 1.3 acres (0.53 ha)
Built 1906
Architect Cram, Goodhue & Ferguson
Architectural style Late Gothic Revival, Tudor Revival, Elizabethan Revival, Other
Governing body Private
Part of West Newton Village Center Historic District (#90000017)
MPS Newton MRA
NRHP Reference # 86001802[1]
Significant dates
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.[2]

Its building was listed on the National Register of Historic Places as the First Unitarian Church in 1986.

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  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2010-07-09. 
  2. ^ "NRHP nomination for First Unitarian Church". Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Retrieved 2014-04-12. 

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