Third Fitzwilliam Meetinghouse

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Third Fitzwilliam Meetinghouse
Third Fitzwilliam Meeting House and Common, Fitzwilliam, New Hampshire.jpg
Third Fitzwilliam Meetinghouse is located in New Hampshire
Third Fitzwilliam Meetinghouse
Location Village Green, Fitzwilliam, New Hampshire
Coordinates 42°46′46″N 72°8′41″W / 42.77944°N 72.14472°W / 42.77944; -72.14472Coordinates: 42°46′46″N 72°8′41″W / 42.77944°N 72.14472°W / 42.77944; -72.14472
Area 1 acre (0.40 ha)
Built 1817
Architect Kendall,Samuel; Elias Carter
Governing body Local
NRHP Reference # 77000162[1]
Added to NRHP August 26, 1977

The Third Fitzwilliam Meetinghouse is a historic meeting house on the village green in Fitzwilliam, New Hampshire. It presently serves as Fitzwilliam Town Hall. The two story white clapboard structure was built in 1817, replacing the second meetinghouse, which stood on the same site and was destroyed by fire. It is a rectangular structure with a projecting Greek Revival temple front with four columns and a triangular pediment. A four-stage tower rises above the front facade, with a clock (given in 1861) in the first stage, and a Paul Revere bell hangs in the second stage belfry, an open section with round arches on all four sides. The building was converted to entirely secular uses in 1858, at which time the gallery level was converted into a full second story.[2]

The building was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1977,[1] and was included in the Fitzwilliam Common Historic District in 1997.[3]

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  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2009-03-13. 
  2. ^ "NRHP nomination for Third Fitzwilliam Meetinghouse". National Park Service. Retrieved 2014-05-07. 
  3. ^ "NRHP nomination for Fitzwilliam Common Historic District". National Park Service. Retrieved 2014-05-07.