Williston Congregational Church

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Williston Congregational Church
Congregational Church, Williston, Vermont.jpg
Williston Congregational Church is located in Vermont
Williston Congregational Church
Williston Congregational Church is located in the US
Williston Congregational Church
Location Center of Williston Village on VT 2, Williston, Vermont
Coordinates 44°26′20″N 73°4′23″W / 44.43889°N 73.07306°W / 44.43889; -73.07306Coordinates: 44°26′20″N 73°4′23″W / 44.43889°N 73.07306°W / 44.43889; -73.07306
Area less than one acre
Built 1832 (1832)
Architectural style Gothic Revival
Part of Williston Village Historic District (#79000222)
NRHP Reference # 73000194[1]
Significant dates
Added to NRHP May 17, 1973
Designated CP December 19, 1979

Williston Congregational Church is a historic church in the center of Williston Village on United States Route 2 in Williston, Vermont. Built in 1832 and restyled in 1867, this brick church is a fine local example of Gothic Revival architecture. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1973.[1]

Description and history[edit]

The Williston Congregational Church is set prominently in the village center of Williston, on the north side of US 2, opposite the town hall. It is a single-story brick structure, with a gabled roof and redstone foundation. A three-stage wood-frame tower rises from the roof ridge, with a square first stage, and two louvered octagonal stages capped by a cupola. The front facade is three bays wide, each defined by a recessed Gothic-arched brick panel. The outer bays house windows, and the center one houses the main entrance. A triangular window, echoing the arch peaks, is set in the gable above the entrance. Similar windows are found on the sides of the building. The interior has a large chamber with a gallery at the rear. The walls are lined with windows articulated by pilasters, and it has a cove-shaped ceiling, which originally had a polychrome finish.[2]

The church was built in 1832 for a congregation founded in 1800. Its interior is the result of an 1860 remodeling. The bell was manufactured in 1878 by the Troy Foundry Bell Works of Troy, New York.

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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. ^ Chester Liebs (1973). "NRHP nomination for Williston Congregational Church" (PDF). National Park Service. Retrieved 2016-12-17.  with photos from 1973