First Congregational Church of Litchfield (1829)

July 7th, 2008 Posted in Churches, Colonial Revival, Federal Style, Litchfield


Litchfield‘s first meeting house was built on the Green in 1723, the second in 1761 and the third in 1829. In 1873, a fourth church, in the High Victorian Gothic style, was built and the 1829 Federal-style structure, with its steeple removed as was typically done with deconsecrated churches, was moved around the corner. In the coming years it would serve as a community center and theater, known as Amory Hall or Colonial Hall. In the early twentieth century, tastes had shifted back from favoring the Gothic to an interest in the Colonial Revival. In 1929, the Gothic church was demolished and the 1828 church returned to its original site on Torrington Road and restored, complete with a new steeple (1929-30). Reconsecrated, it continues today as the First Congregational Church of Litchfield.

  1. 5 Responses to “First Congregational Church of Litchfield (1829)”

  2. By Delrymar on Sep 20, 2010

    Hello, my name is Delrymar, I’m 18 years old and I live in Rio de Janeiro-RJ (BRAZIL).

    I am a member of the Evangelical Congregational Higieópolis the neighborhood.

    I collect pictures of congregational churches around the world, and I love the architecture of American churches are very beautiful.

    If you want to contact just send me an email, would be pleased to answer.

    May God continue to bless.

  3. By Joe Peterson on Sep 13, 2011

    Their website is now

  4. By Judith Osborn on Sep 24, 2011

    Greetings…my ancestor, John Marsh, was a member of the First Congregational Church of Litchfield in 1723. He was my 8th generation grandfather. Anyone who has information of the Marsh family, I would love to hear from you.

    Judy Osborn

  5. By R.K.Rice on Nov 27, 2011

    I have a crock w/ a picture of the congregational Church 1029 on it I would like to know what it is worth

  6. By R.K.Rice on Nov 27, 2011

    That is 1929 date on the crock

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