Old Congregational Church - North Scituate RI
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member nomadwillie
N 41° 50.063 W 071° 35.205
19T E 285208 N 4634624
Quick Description: The church was regularly used in the 19th century, but attendance declined in the later years, and it was only occasional used until 1940, when it was given to the town.
Location: Rhode Island, United States
Date Posted: 5/15/2020 5:28:55 PM
Waymark Code: WM12FD5
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
Views: 1

Long Description:
The Old Congregational Church is an historic church building on Greenville Road (Rhode Island Route 116) in the Smithville-North Scituate village of Scituate, Rhode Island. The wood-frame shingled church was designed by Clark Sayles (a protege of noted church-builder Elias Carter) and complete in 1831. The church was regularly used in the 19th century, but attendance declined in the later years, and it was only occasional used until 1940, when it was given to the town. In 1974, the building was listed on National Register of Historic Places.
The Scituate Art Festival has been held on the church grounds every autumn since 1967. The art festival was founded to raise funds to restore the church interior.

Source: (visit link)
Street address:
Off US 6 on Greenville Rd. (RI 116)
North Scituate , RI


County / Borough / Parish: Providence

Year listed: 1974

Historic (Areas of) Significance: Event, Architecture/Engineering

Periods of significance: 1825-1849

Historic function: Religion

Current function: Social

Privately owned?: no

Primary Web Site: [Web Link]

Secondary Website 1: [Web Link]

Season start / Season finish: Not listed

Hours of operation: Not listed

Secondary Website 2: Not listed

National Historic Landmark Link: Not listed

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