Rev. Erastus Denison House (1851)

August 6th, 2012 Posted in Greek Revival, Groton, Houses, Mystic

In 1831, Rev. Erastus Denison (1791-1866) of Mystic became the first pastor of the Third Baptist Church of Groton, remaining there until 1848. Third Baptist later joined with the Second Baptist Church to form Union Baptist Church in 1861. Rev. Denison served from 1862 to 1865 as pastor of the Third Baptist Church of Stonington, an African-American congregation. Rev. Denison’s house, at 56 Pearl Street in Mystic, was built in 1851.

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