First Congregational Church (Alton, New Hampshire)

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First Congregational Church
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First Congregational Church (Alton, New Hampshire) is located in New Hampshire
First Congregational Church (Alton, New Hampshire)
First Congregational Church (Alton, New Hampshire) is located in the US
First Congregational Church (Alton, New Hampshire)
Location Church St, W of Main St., Alton, New Hampshire, USA
Coordinates 43°27′17″N 71°13′20″W / 43.45472°N 71.22222°W / 43.45472; -71.22222Coordinates: 43°27′17″N 71°13′20″W / 43.45472°N 71.22222°W / 43.45472; -71.22222
Area 0.3 acres (0.12 ha)
Built 1853 (1853)
Architectural style Greek Revival
NRHP Reference # 90000386[1]
Added to NRHP March 09, 1990

The First Congregational Church (also known as the Congregational Meetinghouse) is a historic Congregational Church on Church Street, west of Main Street, in Alton, New Hampshire, United States. Built in 1853-54, it is one of Belknap County's finest Greek Revival churches. The main entry projects slightly, allowing for the presence of paneled columns, which support the church tower. These columns are matched by pilasters at the building's corners. The church was built for a congregation established in 1827, that is now known as the Community Church of Alton.[2]

The building was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1990.[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 First Congregational Church" (PDF). National Park Service. Retrieved 2014-08-07.