Park Street Congregational Church (1871)

May 27th, 2012 Posted in Bridgeport, Churches, Gothic

In 1867, Congregational services began to be held in East Bridgeport in the Bethesda Mission Chapel on East Washington Street. A church was formally organized the following year and in 1870-1871, Park Street Congregational Church was built at the corner of Park and Barnum Streets, fronting Washington Park. The Gothic Revival building was designed by architect Abram Skaats. The church‘s membership peaked in the 1930s and 1940s, but declined after World War II. In 1988, Park Street Congregational Church merged with Trinity United Church of Christ of Trumbull to form Unity Hill United Church of Christ, located at 364 White Plains Road in Trumbull. The former Park Street Congregational Church is now Calvary Temple Christian Center.

  1. 5 Responses to “Park Street Congregational Church (1871)”

  2. By Judy on Apr 10, 2014

    Park Street Congregational Church, is where I went as a baby and became a menber in 1962, loved singing in the choir and helping out in the office,Rev. John E. Scavo was our pastor, till leaving to move to Holyoke,Mass.I miss the church but love riding by it and remembering all the wonderful times I had there. also had 2 weddings at the church.

  3. By Ed Barnsley on Aug 10, 2016

    I was married in that church in 1972. Attend services from 55 to 69.

  4. By Robert J Peters on Sep 3, 2017

    I attended Sunday School there in the 40’s, and was baptized at a point when I could walk down the aisle the receive the sacrament from Reverend Robert Peters. I was also a member of BSA Troupe 1 during WWII.
    Because of the name similarity, many members
    thought I was the Pastor’s son, but that was not the case. I fondly recall, the Pastor’s son, Robin.

  5. By Robert J Peters on Sep 3, 2017

    I attended Sunday School and was baptized there in the early 1940s. I also was a member of BSA Troupe 1 during WWII.
    Because of my name similarity, many members thought that I was the Pastor’s son. I foncly recall Robinct Peters, the Pastors son.

  6. By Robert J Peters on Sep 3, 2017

    I attended Sunday School, was baptized and wae a member of BSA Troupe 1 in the 1940s.
    Because of the name similarity, many members thought that I was Rev, Robert Peters’ son.However, Robin was the pastor’s son.

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