First Universalist Church (Somerville, Massachusetts)

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First Universalist Church
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First Universalist Church (Somerville, Massachusetts) is located in Massachusetts
First Universalist Church (Somerville, Massachusetts)
Location Somerville, Massachusetts
Coordinates 42°23′15″N 71°6′5″W / 42.38750°N 71.10139°W / 42.38750; -71.10139Coordinates: 42°23′15″N 71°6′5″W / 42.38750°N 71.10139°W / 42.38750; -71.10139
Built 1916
Architect Ralph Adams Cram
Architectural style Other, Romanesque
Governing body Private
MPS Somerville MPS
NRHP Reference #


Added to NRHP September 18, 1989

The First Universalist Church is a historic Universalist Church building at 125 Highland Street in Somerville, Massachusetts. The Romanesque church building was built between 1916 and 1923 to a design by Ralph Adams Cram. The cruciform Gothic Revival structure has a predominantly stucco exterior, which is trimmed with details of terra cotta and brick.[2] The building is now owned by the Highland Masonic Building Association, and is the home of King Solomon's Lodge AF & AM, the builders of the Bunker Hill Monument.

The building was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1989.[1]

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  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2008-04-15. 
  2. ^ "NRHP nomination for First Universalist Church". Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Retrieved 2014-03-01. 

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The historical records of the First Universalist Church in Somerville are in the Andover-Harvard Theological Library at Harvard Divinity School in Cambridge, Massachusetts.