St. Bartholomew's Episcopal Church (Montgomery, Vermont)

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St. Bartholomew's Episcopal Church

( Union Episcopal Church )
( Pratt Hall )

Montgomery, Vermont
Pratt Hall, Montgomery, Vermont.jpg
St. Bartholomew's Episcopal Church (Montgomery, Vermont) is located in Vermont
St. Bartholomew's Episcopal Church (Montgomery, Vermont)
Location VT 118, Montgomery, Vermont
Coordinates 44°54′6.2″N 72°38′25.8″W / 44.901722°N 72.640500°W / 44.901722; -72.640500Coordinates: 44°54′6.2″N 72°38′25.8″W / 44.901722°N 72.640500°W / 44.901722; -72.640500
Area 0.5 acres (0.20 ha)
Built 1835
Architectural style Gothic Revival
Governing body Montgomery Historical Society
NRHP Reference # 88001467[1]
Added to NRHP October 1, 1988

The former St. Bartholomew's Episcopal Church is a historic building located on Vermont Route 118 in Montgomery, Vermont in the United States. It was formed in 1821 as Union Episcopal Church and church construction began in 1833 and was completed in 1835, when it was consecrated by the Rt. Rev. John Henry Hopkins, first bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Vermont. In 1897 its name was changed to St. Bartholomew's Episcopal Church. Since being deconsecrated in 1974 it has been owned by the Montgomery Historical Society and is now known as Pratt Hall.[2] On October 1, 1988, it was added to the National Register of Historic Places.

National Register listing[edit]

  • St. Bartholomew's Episcopal Church ** (added 1988 - Building - #88001467)
  • Also known as Montgomery Union Church;Pratt Hall
  • VT 118, Montgomery
  • Historic Significance: Architecture/Engineering
  • Architect, builder, or engineer: Unknown
  • Architectural Style: Gothic Revival
  • Area of Significance: Architecture
  • Period of Significance: 1825-1849
  • Owner: Private
  • Historic Function: Religion
  • Historic Sub-function: Religious Structure
  • Current Function: Recreation And Culture, Social
  • Current Sub-function: Civic, Museum

Recent history[edit]

In 1972 the diocese decided that the building was no longer safe for use and was going to demolish it. The Montgomery Historical Society, however, was able to buy it in 1974 and has restored and maintained it since then.[2] In addition to using Pratt Hall for its own meetings, the society makes it available for others to use as a venue for weddings, small concerts, talks, or other gatherings.[2][3]

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