Narragansett Baptist Church

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Narragansett Baptist Church
Narragansett Baptist Church-South Ferry Church.JPG
Narragansett Baptist Church, 2009, undergoing renovations.
Narragansett Baptist Church is located in Rhode Island
Narragansett Baptist Church
Nearest city Narragansett, Rhode Island
Coordinates 41°29′34″N 71°25′34″W / 41.49278°N 71.42611°W / 41.49278; -71.42611Coordinates: 41°29′34″N 71°25′34″W / 41.49278°N 71.42611°W / 41.49278; -71.42611
Built 1850
Architect Tefft,Thomas A.
Architectural style Romanesque
Governing body Private
NRHP Reference # 77000010[1]
Added to NRHP November 25, 1977

Narragansett Baptist Church (also known as South Ferry Church) is an historic Baptist church building located at 170 South Ferry Road, in Narragansett, Rhode Island.


The church was built in 1850 by Thomas A. Tefft. South Ferry was a thriving textile village in the mid-nineteenth century, but by 1908 the Baptist congregation moved to a building one-mile away. The South Ferry Memorial Society acquired and maintained the building for the next 65 years. The building was extensively repaired after suffering damage during the Hurricane of 1938. In 1974 the University of Rhode Island received title to the property, and the building is currently maintained by a private non-profit, Friends of the South Ferry Church.[2] The church building was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1977.



  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2007-01-23. 
  2. ^ Official Website(accessed July 4, 2009)

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