Peterborough Unitarian Church

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Peterborough Unitarian Church
Peterborough Unitarian Church, Peterborough NH.JPG
Peterborough Unitarian Church
Peterborough Unitarian Church is located in New Hampshire
Peterborough Unitarian Church
Location Main and Summer Sts., Peterborough, New Hampshire
Coordinates 42°52′40″N 71°57′0″W / 42.87778°N 71.95000°W / 42.87778; -71.95000Coordinates: 42°52′40″N 71°57′0″W / 42.87778°N 71.95000°W / 42.87778; -71.95000
Area 0.8 acres (0.32 ha)
Built 1825
Architect Multiple
Architectural style Federal
Governing body Private
NRHP Reference # 73000165[1]
Added to NRHP April 23, 1973

The Peterborough Unitarian Church, also once known as the First Church in Peterborough, is a historic church at Main and Summer Sts. in Peterborough, New Hampshire. The brick church building was built in 1825-26 for a congregation that was established in 1752. Its design was at one time attributed to Charles Bulfinch, but there is no documentary evidence that supports this connection, and the building clearly has Federal style elements inspired by the publications of Asher Benjamin. The clock in its tower is owned by the town; the first was installed in 1856, the present one in 1947.[2]

The building was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1973.[1]

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  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2010-07-09. 
  2. ^ "NRHP nomination for Peterborough Unitarian Church" (PDF). National Park Service. Retrieved 2014-05-30. 

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