First Congregational Church of Cheshire (1826)

February 8th, 2009 Posted in Cheshire, Churches, Federal Style

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Cheshire became a seperate parish from Wallingford in 1724. The first meetinghouse was a log cabin on the corner of what is now Lanyon Drive and South Main Street. This was replaced by the second meetinghouse in 1737, on the east side of Cheshire Green (where a Civil War monument stands today). This church was taken down in 1826-1827 and parts were used in the construction of the current church, designed by David Hoadley. The church has a similar design to those of the Congregational churches in Litchfield (1829) and Southington (1830).

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  2. By Steadyjohn on Feb 8, 2009

    My take on this church is on Flickr:
    http://is.gd/iQS1 (short link)

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