Wesleyan Methodist Church (Seneca Falls, New York)

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Wesleyan Methodist Church
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Wesleyan Methodist Church (Seneca Falls, New York) is located in New York
Wesleyan Methodist Church (Seneca Falls, New York)
Wesleyan Methodist Church (Seneca Falls, New York) is located in the United States
Wesleyan Methodist Church (Seneca Falls, New York)
Location126 Fall St., Seneca Falls, New York
Coordinates42°54′49″N 76°47′52″W / 42.9137°N 76.7978°W / 42.9137; -76.7978Coordinates: 42°54′49″N 76°47′52″W / 42.9137°N 76.7978°W / 42.9137; -76.7978
Area0.2 acres (0.081 ha)
MPSWomen's Rights Historic Sites TR
NRHP reference #80000361[1]
Added to NRHPAugust 29, 1980

Wesleyan Methodist Church is a historic Wesleyan church located at Seneca Falls in Seneca County, New York. It was constructed in 1843. All interior features have been removed and three original walls stand.

The church was the site of the 1848 Seneca Falls Convention, the first women's rights convention, where about 300 people gathered to hear Elizabeth Cady Stanton demand the right of women to vote.[2]

In 1869 a section of the church broke away and established the First Congregational Church of Seneca Falls. The remaining Wesleyan congregation moved to a new location and sold the church in 1873.[3]

It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1980[1] and now forms part of the Women's Rights National Historic Park.[4] Pews from the First Congregational Church are now installed in the Wesleyan church.[3]

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  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2009-03-13). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.
  2. ^ "Cultural Resource Information System (CRIS)" (Searchable database). New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation. Retrieved 2016-08-01. Note: This includes Anne Ackerson (August 1978). "National Register of Historic Places Registration Form: Wesleyan Methodist Church" (PDF). Retrieved 2016-08-01.
  3. ^ a b National Park Service, Women's Rights National Historic Park, "Why These Pews?", n.d.
  4. ^ National Park Service, "Women's Rights", 2008

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