Pilgrim Congregational Church (Boston, Massachusetts)

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Pilgrim Congregational Church
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Pilgrim Congregational Church (Boston, Massachusetts) is located in Massachusetts
Pilgrim Congregational Church (Boston, Massachusetts)
Pilgrim Congregational Church (Boston, Massachusetts) is located in the United States
Pilgrim Congregational Church (Boston, Massachusetts)
Location540-544 Columbia Road, Dorchester, Boston, Massachusetts
Coordinates42°18′58″N 71°4′1″W / 42.31611°N 71.06694°W / 42.31611; -71.06694Coordinates: 42°18′58″N 71°4′1″W / 42.31611°N 71.06694°W / 42.31611; -71.06694
Arealess than one acre
ArchitectEarle, Stephen C.
Architectural styleRomanesque Revival
NRHP reference #13000929[1]
Added to NRHPDecember 18, 2013

Pilgrim Congregational Church is a historic church building at 540-544 Columbia Road in the Dorchester neighborhood of Boston, Massachusetts. The brick Romanesque Revival building was built 1890-1893 to a design by Worcester architect Stephen C. Earle. The congregation for which it was built was established in 1862; this was its second purpose-built church. The congregation was divided when the Romsey Congregational Church was established in 1893 to serve congregants living closer to Savin Hill; the two congregations were reunited in 1930, and stained glass windows from the Romsey Church were installed in this building.[2]

The Pilgrim Church was subjected to a severely damaging fire in October 1970. Although it was restricted to the sanctuary, there was extensive water and smoke damage, and five stained glass windows (including the three from the Romsey Church) were destroyed. The congregation decided to rebuild the main sanctuary as a multipurpose fellowship hall, and now worships in the chapel.[2]

The church was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2013.[1]

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  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. March 13, 2009.
  2. ^ a b "MACRIS inventory record for Pilgrim Congregational Church". Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Retrieved 2014-03-08.