Rockingham Meeting House
Front of the Meeting House
|Location||Off VT 103, Rockingham, Vermont|
|Area||4.4 acres (18,000 m2)|
|Architect||General John Fuller|
|Architectural style||No Style Listed|
|Governing body||Town of Rockingham|
|NRHP Reference #||79000232|
|Added to NRHP||September 10, 1979|
|Designated NHL||May 16, 2000|
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.
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. The church is available today for weddings and other events under rules established by the town.
It is located on Old North Meeting House Road, or Meeting House Road, in Rockingham.
- Richard Ewald, Curtis Johnson, Carolyn Pitts and Patty Henry (January 21, 2000). PDF (32 KB). National Park Service. and PDF (32 KB)
- "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2007-01-23.
- "Rockingham Meetinghouse". National Historic Landmark summary listing. National Park Service. Retrieved 2008-02-19.
- Hayes & Hayes 1915, p. 52.
- Hayes & Hayes 1915, p. 59-60.
- The Rockingham Meeting House brochure
- Hayes, Lyman S.; Hayes, William D. (1915). The old Rockingham meeting house, erected 1787 and the first church in Rockingham, Vermont, 1773-1840 (illustrated ed.). Bellows Falls, Vermont.
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