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First Presbyterian Church - Batavia, NY
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Rayman
N 42° 59.807 W 078° 10.754
17T E 729934 N 4764319
Quick Description: This church is located on Main Street in downtown Batavia, NY.
Location: New York, United States
Date Posted: 6/10/2006 8:51:20 PM
Waymark Code: WMEKP
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member chstress53
Views: 11

Long Description:
The church was founded in 1809 by Rev. Royal Phelps after the Congregational Order. It was the first church organized in Batavia. The first church building was not actually built until 1824, until then services were held in the Court House. In 1817 the first regular
Pastor was Rev. Ephriam Chapin and the church was then organized as Presbyterian. The site of the present church was not purchased until 1853. At this time, there were about 200 church members. This church was initially built in 1855, though the tower was not built until a year later. The present bell was installed in 1886 and has recently been restored, as it is one of the oldest in the area.
Street address:
300 E Main St
Batavia, NY United States
14020


County / Borough / Parish: Genesee

Year listed: 2004

Historic (Areas of) Significance: Architecture/Engineering

Periods of significance: 1850-1874, 1875-1899, 1900-1924, 1925-1949, 1950-1974

Historic function: Religion: Religious Structure

Current function: Religion: Religious Structure

Privately owned?: yes

Primary Web Site: [Web Link]

Season start / Season finish: Not listed

Hours of operation: Not listed

Secondary Website 1: Not listed

Secondary Website 2: Not listed

National Historic Landmark Link: Not listed

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