French Congregational Church

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French Congregational Church
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French Congregational Church is located in Massachusetts
French Congregational Church
French Congregational Church is located in the US
French Congregational Church
Location Springfield, Massachusetts
Coordinates 42°5′58″N 72°35′16″W / 42.09944°N 72.58778°W / 42.09944; -72.58778Coordinates: 42°5′58″N 72°35′16″W / 42.09944°N 72.58778°W / 42.09944; -72.58778
Built 1887
Architect Provost, Sam
Architectural style Gothic
MPS Downtown Springfield MRA
NRHP reference #

83004288

[1]
Added to NRHP February 24, 1983

The French Congregational Church, known since 1919 as the First Spiritualist Church, is a historic High Victorian Gothic church at 33-37 Bliss Street in Springfield, Massachusetts. The pressed brick church was built in 1887, under the sponsorship of Daniel B. Wesson, to provide a place of worship for French Huguenots employed by Smith & Wesson. With declining membership, the church was sold in 1909 and used for a time to house a variety of Congregationalist congregations. In 1911 it was acquired by the local Spiritualist congregation, who sold it in 2013.[2][3] It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1983.[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 French Congregational Church". Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Retrieved 2013-12-10. 
  3. ^ "About Springfield Spiritualist Church". Springfield Spiritualist Church. Retrieved 2013-12-10.