Bernardston Congregational Unitarian Church

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Bernardston Congregational Unitarian Church
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Bernardston Congregational Unitarian Church
Bernardston Congregational Unitarian Church is located in Massachusetts
Bernardston Congregational Unitarian Church
Location Bernardston, Massachusetts
Coordinates 42°40′14″N 72°33′0″W / 42.67056°N 72.55000°W / 42.67056; -72.55000Coordinates: 42°40′14″N 72°33′0″W / 42.67056°N 72.55000°W / 42.67056; -72.55000
Built 1739
Architect Connable, Samuel, Jr, & Sr.; Couch, James et al.
Architectural style Greek Revival
Governing body Private
NRHP Reference #

93000128

[1]
Added to NRHP March 18, 1993

The Bernardston Congregational Unitarian Church is a historic church building at the junction of Church and Depot Streets in Bernardston, Massachusetts. The church is notable for the history of construction, movement, and reconstruction, since it was first erected in 1739, just two years after Bernardston was settled. It began as an early colonial meeting house, located on Huckle Hill, and was moved 0.5 miles (0.80 km) in 1772 on capstans and rollers using human power. In 1791 it was moved again, this time by disassembly and reconstruction, to a location on Bald Mountain Road. It was moved a third time in 1825, again by disassembly, to its present location. It was significantly altered in 1846, which it acquired its Greek Revival features and its belfry.[2]

The church was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1993.[1] It is still owned by its original congregation.

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  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2008-04-15. 
  2. ^ "MACRIS inventory record for Bernardston Congregational Unitarian Church". Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Retrieved 2013-12-19. 

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