Church on the Hill (Lenox, Massachusetts)

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Church on the Hill
Church on the Hill, Lenox, Massachusetts.JPG
Church on the Hill
Location Main St.
Nearest city Lenox, Massachusetts
Coordinates 42°21′49″N 73°17′1″W / 42.36361°N 73.28361°W / 42.36361; -73.28361Coordinates: 42°21′49″N 73°17′1″W / 42.36361°N 73.28361°W / 42.36361; -73.28361
NRHP Reference # 82001894[1]
Added to NRHP September 30, 1982

The historic Meetinghouse of Church on the Hill is located at 169 Main Street in Lenox, Massachusetts, and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The congregation, which was gathered in 1769, belongs to the United Church of Christ. It also owns a smaller building at 55 Main Street, Lenox, which contains the church offices, a chapel, and meeting spaces.

The Meetinghouse was built in 1805 by architect and builder Benjamin D. Goodrich of Richmond, Massachusetts, based on a design by Asher Benjamin. It was dedicated on January 1, 1806. Its total cost was $6,619.00 including furnishings. The building was erected on land near the earlier Meetinghouse (built 1770), which it replaced.[2]

The current pastor is the Rev. Dr. John A. Nelson.


  • 1770-1793 Rev. Samuel Munson
  • 1795-1846 Rev. Samuel Shepard, D.D.
  • 1846-1854 Rev. Henry Neill
  • 1854-1859 Rev. Edmund K. Alden
  • 1860-1865 Rev. Reuben S. Kendall
  • 1872-1873 Rev. Samuel H. Tolman
  • 1874-1880 Rev. Charles H. Parkhurst
  • 1880-1889 Rev. R. DeWitt Mallary
  • 1890-1898 Rev. Edward Day
  • 1899-1904 Rev. Frederick Lynch
  • 1904-1907 Rev. Clayton J. Potter

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  1. ^ National Park Service (2008-04-15). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ "MACRIS inventory record for Church on the Hill". Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Retrieved 2013-12-03. 

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