Old Stone Meeting House

Old Stone Meeting House (HMNSI)

Location: East Haven, CT 06512 New Haven County
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N 41° 16.699', W 72° 52.303'

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1774 ? Old Stone Meeting House ? 1974
George Landcraft - Designer
Oldest Stone Meeting House in New England
1711 founding of church - Jacob Hemingway first student of Yale, first pastor of church. 1772 started construction. 1774 first services here.1785 first town meeting. 1796 building completed, spire erected. 1979 tornado blew down steeple and part of roof. 1798 bell and clock installed. 1822 square pews replaced by slip pews, interior remodeled. 1825 wood stoves installed. 1840 replaced by coal. 1850 interior remodeled, doors and windows altered. 1859 belfry with new spire, 196 feet. 1868 first steam heated church in state. 1899 gas lighted. 1908 slate roof. 1928 electric lights.
Gift of East Haven Historical Society
Year Placed1974
Placed ByEast Haven Historical Society
Marker Condition
6 out of 10 (2 reports)
Date Added Tuesday, October 7th, 2014 at 8:10pm PDT -07:00
Photo Credits: [1] TVCAT  
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 678242 N 4571838
Decimal Degrees41.27831667, -72.87171667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 41° 16.699', W 72° 52.303'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds41° 16' 41.94" N, 72° 52' 18.18" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)203
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1-9 High St, East Haven CT 06512, US
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I Saw The Marker

The marker could use a cleaning, otherwise it is in good condition and readable. There's a typo in the marker write up--the tornado blew down steeple in 1797 not 1979.

Apr 25, 2016 at 11:48am PDT by wolak

I Saw The Marker

Some Idiot scratched an incoherent message between edge and start of listing.

Oct 13, 2015 at 10:11am PDT by tvcat

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