Union Church/St. Paul's Church - Riverton in Barkhamsted, CT
Posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member neoc1
N 41° 57.746 W 073° 01.208
18T E 664068 N 4647500
Quick Description: The Gothic Revival style Union Church/St. Paul's Church is located at 3 Robertsville Road in the village of Riverton in Barkhamsted, CT
Location: Connecticut, United States
Date Posted: 8/10/2022 5:45:18 AM
Waymark Code: WM16J34
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member lumbricus
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Long Description:
The Gothic Revival style Union Episcopal Church was the first church to be built in the village of Riverton in Barkhamsted in 1829. The church allowed several Protestant denominations to use the church, hence the name Union. When these denominations built their own churches the name was changed to St. Paul's Episcopal Church, in 1880. In 1971 the building was sold to the Hitchcock Chair Company, who used the building as museum. It is now the studio and gallery of glass-blower Peter Greenwood.

The symmetrically designed building has a gable roof and a lower level constructed of granite blocks. The central entrance is framed within a Gothic arch. On each side of the entrance are elaborate multi-pane Gothic windows. The upper level is a stepped superstructure with a triangular louvered window in the section above the door. Above this section is a short tower with pinnacles at each corner. Above is a taller tower with louvered Gothic windows and pinnacles at each corner. The sides of the building are four bays wide. Each bay has a Gothic window that matches the windows on the front.
Street address:
3 Robertsville Road
Barkhamsted, CT United States

County / Borough / Parish: Litchfield

Year listed: 1985

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

Periods of significance: 1825-1849

Historic function: Funerary,Religion

Current function: Recreation And Culture

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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