Center Meeting House, Newbury NH

Center Meeting House, Newbury NH (HM1Z4M)

Location: Newbury, NH 03255 Merrimack County
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Country: United States of America
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N 43° 19.253', W 72° 2.154'

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Built in 1832, the Center Meeting House appears to be inspired by Asher Benjamin's designs for Federal period religious buildings. Construction was financed by the First Toleration Society who wanted a place where all denominations could meet. The conservative architectural details mixed with newer framing techniques make for a skillfully-designed and built rural interpretation of a high style building. The reverse pulpit plan, which places the pulpit between 2 doors at the front of the building instead of the rear. Is notable and a rare surviving detail.

Original marker inscription dating from 1971

This edifice of Bullfinch design was rebuilt here about 1832 with old timbers from the Meeting House on Bly Hill. Its age, name, and denomination remain uncertain. The building has become known as a museum piece of the 1820 decade. Its beautiful high colonial pulpit, with pews facing the vestibule, renders it unique among New Hampshire churches
HM NumberHM1Z4M
Year Placed1971
Placed ByThe State of New Hampshire
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, June 22nd, 2017 at 5:05pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 740344 N 4800716
Decimal Degrees43.32088333, -72.03590000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 43° 19.253', W 72° 2.154'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds43° 19' 15.18" N, 72° 2' 9.24" W
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Area Code(s)603
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 936 NH-103, Newbury NH 03255, US
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