Rockingham Meeting House

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Rockingham Meetinghouse
Rockingham Meeting House.jpg
Front of the Meeting House
Rockingham Meeting House is located in Vermont
Rockingham Meeting House
Location Off VT 103, Rockingham, Vermont
Coordinates 43°11′16″N 72°29′12.8″W / 43.18778°N 72.486889°W / 43.18778; -72.486889Coordinates: 43°11′16″N 72°29′12.8″W / 43.18778°N 72.486889°W / 43.18778; -72.486889
Area 4.4 acres (18,000 m2)[1]
Built 1787-1801
Architect General John Fuller
Architectural style No Style Listed
Governing body Town of Rockingham
NRHP Reference # 79000232
Significant dates
Added to NRHP September 10, 1979[2]
Designated NHL May 16, 2000[3]

The Rockingham Meeting House, also known as Old North Meeting House and First Church in Rockingham, is a historic building in Rockingham, Vermont, United States. The Meeting House was built between 1787 and 1801 and was originally used for both Congregational church meetings as well as civic and governmental meetings. Church services ceased in 1839 but town meetings continued to be held in it until 1869.[4]

After being unused for many years, it was restored by the town in 1907, and a Meeting House Association was formed in 1911 through the efforts of Professor Franklin Hooper, director of the Museum of the Brooklyn Institute. Hooper was the great-great-grandson of one of the original members of the First Church of Rockingham at its organization in 1773.[5] The church is available today for weddings and other events under rules established by the town.[6]

It was declared a National Historic Landmark in 2000.[1][3]

It is located on Old North Meeting House Road, or Meeting House Road, in Rockingham.

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  1. ^ a b Richard Ewald, Curtis Johnson, Carolyn Pitts and Patty Henry (January 21, 2000). National Historic Landmark Nomination: Rockingham Meetinghouse PDF (32 KB). National Park Service.  and Accompanying ten photos, exterior and interior, from 1999 PDF (32 KB)
  2. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2007-01-23. 
  3. ^ a b "Rockingham Meetinghouse". National Historic Landmark summary listing. National Park Service. Retrieved 2008-02-19. 
  4. ^ Hayes & Hayes 1915, p. 52.
  5. ^ Hayes & Hayes 1915, p. 59-60.
  6. ^ The Rockingham Meeting House brochure