First Church of Jamaica Plain

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First Church of Jamaica Plain
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First Church of Jamaica Plain is located in Massachusetts
First Church of Jamaica Plain
First Church of Jamaica Plain is located in the US
First Church of Jamaica Plain
Location Boston, Massachusetts
Coordinates 42°18′36″N 71°6′58″W / 42.31000°N 71.11611°W / 42.31000; -71.11611Coordinates: 42°18′36″N 71°6′58″W / 42.31000°N 71.11611°W / 42.31000; -71.11611
Area 1.4 acres (0.57 ha)
Built 1854
Architect Nathaniel J. Bradlee; Cabot, Everett & Mead
Architectural style Gothic Revival; Shingle Style
Part of Monument Square Historic District (#90001536)
NRHP Reference # 88000955 [1]
Significant dates
Added to NRHP July 15, 1988
Designated CP June 2, 1987

The First Church of Jamaica Plain is a historic church at 6 Eliot Street in the Jamaica Plain neighborhood of Boston, Massachusetts. The stone Gothic Revival church was designed in 1854 by the well known Boston architect, Nathaniel J. Bradlee, for a congregation which was established in 1769. It is built out of ashlar granite, laid in courses without ornament. It has a square tower with Gothic arched windows at the second level, a clock face at the third, and Gothic louvered openings at the belfry, and a parapeted top. A Shingle style parish hall was added in 1889.[2] This new addition was designed by Cabot, Everett & Mead.[3]

The church was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1988,[1] and included in the Monument Square Historic District in 1990.[2]

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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. ^ a b "MACRIS inventory record for First Church of Jamaica Plain". Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Retrieved 2014-06-14. 
  3. ^ Engineering and Building Record 1 June 1889: 14.