Acworth Congregational Church

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Acworth Congregational Church
Acworth Congregational Church, Acworth NH.jpg
Acworth Congregational Church
Acworth Congregational Church is located in New Hampshire
Acworth Congregational Church
Acworth Congregational Church is located in the US
Acworth Congregational Church
Location N end of town common, Acworth, New Hampshire
Coordinates 43°13′8″N 72°17′38″W / 43.21889°N 72.29389°W / 43.21889; -72.29389Coordinates: 43°13′8″N 72°17′38″W / 43.21889°N 72.29389°W / 43.21889; -72.29389
Area less than one acre
Built 1821
Architect Elias Carter
Architectural style Federal
NRHP Reference # 75000132[1]
Added to NRHP June 13, 1975

Acworth Congregational Church (The Church-on-the-Hill or Acworth Meetinghouse) is a historic church at the end of the town common in Acworth, New Hampshire. The white clapboarded church was built in 1821, with alterations at several points in the 19th century. Its design is clearly inspired by the Congregation Church of Templeton, Massachusetts, although attribution of this church's design to Elias Carter, the architect of the Templeton church, is disputed. The structure is basically rectangular, with a projecting entry section that has its own triangular pediment (with oculus window) and pilasters, matching those at the corners of the main block. A four-stage tower (two square stages topped by two octagonal ones) rises above the main facade. The church's interior decoration is mainly the result of a redecoration in the 1880s.[2] The building is now maintained by a local non-profit organization.

The church was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1975.[1]

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  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2009-03-13). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ "NRHP nomination for Acworth Congregational Church" (PDF). National Park Service. Retrieved 2014-06-06. 

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