Emmanuel Baptist (Worcester, Massachusetts)

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Emmanuel Baptist
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Emmanuel Baptist (Worcester, Massachusetts) is located in Massachusetts
Emmanuel Baptist (Worcester, Massachusetts)
Emmanuel Baptist (Worcester, Massachusetts) is located in the US
Emmanuel Baptist (Worcester, Massachusetts)
Location717 Main St., Worcester, Massachusetts
Coordinates42°15′27″N 71°48′29″W / 42.25750°N 71.80806°W / 42.25750; -71.80806Coordinates: 42°15′27″N 71°48′29″W / 42.25750°N 71.80806°W / 42.25750; -71.80806
Architectural styleOther
MPSWorcester MRA
NRHP reference #80000536 [1]
Added to NRHPMarch 05, 1980

Emmanuel Baptist or the Main Street Baptist Church is a historic Baptist church building at 717 Main Street in Worcester, Massachusetts. It is the only example of Norman Style architecture in the city. The brick church was built in two parts: the chapel was built in 1853, and the main church body was built in 1855. The elements characteristic of this particular style include recessed wall paneling, the corbelled roofline, buttresses, and the recessed entry framed by an arch. The church was built for the Third Baptist congregation, which merged with the First Baptists in 1902, at which time the building was sold to the First Presbyterian Church of Worcester.[2]

The building was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1980.[1]

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  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2008-04-15). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.
  2. ^ "NRHP nomination for Emmanuel Baptist Church". Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Retrieved 2014-01-11.