Old Congregational Church (North Scituate, Rhode Island)

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Old Congregational Church
Old Congregational Church Scituate RI.jpg
Old Congregational Church in 2008
Old Congregational Church (North Scituate, Rhode Island) is located in Rhode Island
Old Congregational Church (North Scituate, Rhode Island)
Old Congregational Church (North Scituate, Rhode Island) is located in the US
Old Congregational Church (North Scituate, Rhode Island)
Location North Scituate, Rhode Island
Coordinates 41°50′3″N 71°35′14″W / 41.83417°N 71.58722°W / 41.83417; -71.58722Coordinates: 41°50′3″N 71°35′14″W / 41.83417°N 71.58722°W / 41.83417; -71.58722
Built 1831
Architect Clark Sayles
Architectural style Greek Revival
Part of Smithville-North Scituate (#79000003)
NRHP Reference # 74000002[1]
Significant dates
Added to NRHP January 11, 1974
Designated CP August 29, 1979

The Old Congregational Church is an historic church building on Greenville Road (Rhode Island Route 116) in the Smithville-North Scituate village of Scituate, Rhode Island. The wood-frame shingled church was designed by Clark Sayles (a protege of noted church-builder Elias Carter) and complete in 1831. The church was regularly used in the 19th century, but attendance declined in the later years, and it was only occasional used until 1940, when it was given to the town.[2] In 1974, the building was listed on National Register of Historic Places.[1]

The Scituate Art Festival has been held on the church grounds every autumn since 1967. The art festival was founded to raise funds to restore the church interior.

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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 Old Congregational Church" (PDF). Rhode Island Preservation. Retrieved 2014-10-02. 

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