Windsor Avenue Congregational Church

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Windsor Avenue Congregational Church
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Faith (formerly Windsor Avenue) Congregational Church
Windsor Avenue Congregational Church is located in Connecticut
Windsor Avenue Congregational Church
Location 2030 Main St., Hartford, Connecticut
Coordinates 41°46′56″N 72°40′33″W / 41.78222°N 72.67583°W / 41.78222; -72.67583Coordinates: 41°46′56″N 72°40′33″W / 41.78222°N 72.67583°W / 41.78222; -72.67583
Area 0.6 acres (0.24 ha)
Built 1871
Architect Thayer, S.J.F.; Allen, I.A.
Architectural style Romanesque
Governing body Private
NRHP Reference # 93000174[1]
Added to NRHP April 03, 1993

The Windsor Avenue Congregational Church is historic church at 2030 Main Street in Hartford, Connecticut. The brick Romanesque Revival style church building now houses the Faith Congregational Church, whose lineage includes the city's oldest African-American congregation. The current congregation has been at this location since Talcott Street Congregational Church merged with Mother Bethel Methodist Church in 1953 to become Faith Congregational Church. The building was designed by Hartford architect Samuel J. F. Thayer and built in 1871-72. The founding congregation merged with another congregation in 1954 to form the Horace Bushnell Congregational Church, which is located in the former Fourth Congregational Church building at Albany and Vine Streets.[2]

Since its founding in 1819 Talcott Street Congregational Church has a history as an early African American church. The church is a stop on the Connecticut Freedom Trail and was listed on the United States National Register of Historic Places in 1993.

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  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2009-03-13. 
  2. ^ "NRHP nomination for Windsor Avenue Congregational Church". National Park Service. Retrieved 2015-01-08. 
  • Connecticut Historical Commission; The Connecticut Freedom Trail © 1999.

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