Pleasant Street Congregational Church

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Pleasant Street Congregational Church
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Pleasant Street Congregational Church is located in Massachusetts
Pleasant Street Congregational Church
Pleasant Street Congregational Church is located in the US
Pleasant Street Congregational Church
Location Arlington, Massachusetts
Coordinates 42°24′50″N 71°9′23″W / 42.41389°N 71.15639°W / 42.41389; -71.15639Coordinates: 42°24′50″N 71°9′23″W / 42.41389°N 71.15639°W / 42.41389; -71.15639
Built 1844
Architect Sanger, Joseph
Architectural style Greek Revival
Part of Arlington Center Historic District (#85002691)
NRHP reference #

83000823

[1]
Significant dates
Added to NRHP June 23, 1983
Designated CP September 27, 1985

The Pleasant Street Congregational Church is an historic Congregational church at 75 Pleasant Street in Arlington, Massachusetts. The church was built in 1844 for a congregation that split doctrinally from the First Parish Church, whose adherents chose to become Unitarian. The church is a fine example of pattern-book Greek Revival architecture. Its steeple was toppled in 1871, and was again damaged by the New England Hurricane of 1938, necessitating steel reinforcements. The interior was restyled in the late Victorian period, and lengthened in 1883 to accommodate increased attendance. The Colonial Revival front entrance dates to the a series of alterations and repairs made after the 1938 hurricane.[2]

The church building was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1983,[1] and included in an expansion of the Arlington Center Historic District in 1985.[2]

In 2011, the church closed and the congregation was disbanded.[3] The Boston Church of Christ bought the building and have renovated it and will be holding their services there.[4]

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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. ^ a b "MACRIS inventory record for Pleasant Street Congregational Church". Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Retrieved 2014-03-28. 
  3. ^ "Arlington church's doors may close, but devotion remains". Boston Globe. Retrieved 2014-11-09. 
  4. ^ http://www.bostoncoc.org/locations/central/. Retrieved 2015-05-12.  Missing or empty |title= (help)