First Baptist Church of Northborough - Northborough, MA
Posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member neoc1
N 42° 19.182 W 071° 38.334
19T E 282542 N 4688645
Quick Description: The First Baptist Church of Northborough, now the home of the Northborough Historical Society, is located at 52 Main Street in Northborough, MA.
Location: Massachusetts, United States
Date Posted: 8/2/2022 10:31:44 AM
Waymark Code: WM16H6E
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Outspoken1
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Long Description:

The Italianate style First Baptist Church of Northborough was built in 1860 to serve a Baptist congregation that was formed in 1827. The present building was the second Baptist church on this site. In 1948 the congregation merged with the Trinity Congregational Church in Northborough and uses the church building of Trinity Church. The building was put up for sale in 1959 and was acquired by the Northborough Historical Society in 1960. The building is now the headquarters of the Northborough Historical Society who operated the building as a museum.

The building has a projecting entrance with a gable roof. Steps lead up to a central entrance which is framed by a rounded arch. Above the entrance and beneath a window frame with a rounded top is a sign which is inscribed:

EST. NORTHBOROUGH 1906
HISTORICAL SOCIETY

The front of the main block has 3 by 6 pane double hung windows on each side. The sides of the building have three 4 by 6 pane double hung windows on the upper level and 4 by 4 pane double hung windows at the lower level. The west side has an auxiliary entrance at the first bay. The west side has a one story high attachment with a slanted roof at the northwest corner.

Street address:
52 Main Street.
Northborough , MA United States
01532


County / Borough / Parish: Worcester

Year listed: 2016

Historic (Areas of) Significance: Architecture Religion Social History

Periods of significance: 1860-1966

Historic function: Religion/church Recreation and culture/museum Social/clubhouse

Current function: Recreation and culture/museum Social/clubhouse

Privately owned?: yes

Primary Web Site: [Web Link]

Secondary Website 1: [Web Link]

Secondary Website 2: [Web Link]

Season start / Season finish: Not listed

Hours of operation: Not listed

National Historic Landmark Link: Not listed

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