First Universalist Church (Providence, Rhode Island)

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First Universalist Church
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First Universalist Church (Providence, Rhode Island) is located in Rhode Island
First Universalist Church (Providence, Rhode Island)
First Universalist Church (Providence, Rhode Island) is located in the US
First Universalist Church (Providence, Rhode Island)
Location Providence, Rhode Island
Coordinates 41°49′15″N 71°25′4″W / 41.82083°N 71.41778°W / 41.82083; -71.41778Coordinates: 41°49′15″N 71°25′4″W / 41.82083°N 71.41778°W / 41.82083; -71.41778
Built 1872
Architect Edwin L. Howland
Architectural style High Victorian Gothic
NRHP Reference # 77000026 [1]
Added to NRHP August 16, 1977

The First Universalist Church is a historic church at 250 Washington Street in Providence, Rhode Island.

The brick Gothic church was designed by Edwin L. Howland, a prominent local architect, and built in 1871-72. It is the third sanctuary for a congregation that was founded in 1821 through the efforts of Reverend John Murray, "the founder of American Universalism". It is one of the few remaining church buildings in central Providence, an area that once housed a large number of churches.[2]

The church building was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1977.[1]

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  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2007-01-23). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ "NRHP nomination for First Universalist Church" (PDF). Rhode Island Preservation. Retrieved 2014-10-12.