Old First Church (Huntington, New York)

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Old First Church
Old First Church Huntington NY Mar 10.jpg
Old First Church, March 2010
Old First Church (Huntington, New York) is located in New York
Old First Church (Huntington, New York)
Old First Church (Huntington, New York) is located in the US
Old First Church (Huntington, New York)
Location 125 Main Street,
Huntington, New York
Coordinates 40°52′28″N 73°25′11″W / 40.87444°N 73.41972°W / 40.87444; -73.41972Coordinates: 40°52′28″N 73°25′11″W / 40.87444°N 73.41972°W / 40.87444; -73.41972
Area 1 acre (0.40 ha)
Built 1784
MPS Huntington Town MRA
NRHP Reference # 85003500[1]
Added to NRHP November 6, 1985

Old First Church is an historic Presbyterian church building at 125 Main Street in Huntington, Suffolk County, New York. It was built in 1784 and is a two and one-half-story building with a steeply pitched gable roof. About 1900, a two-story, five-gable-roofed addition was completed on the rear of the building. It features a tall, square, five-story bell tower that dominates the center of the main facade.[2]

The church is actually the third church of the same name to stand in the area. The original was built in 1665, soon after the town's founding at what is tody the southwest corner of NY 25A and Spring Street. The first church was demolished when its size proved inadequate, even after expansion, and the second church erected in its present location in 1715. The second church was destroyed in 1782 for use in construction of fortifications by British troops occupying Huntington. The current church was rebuilt in the same location in 1784.[3][4]

It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1985.[1]

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Historic marker for the site of the 1665–1715 original version of the church, west of the current one.