Sunday, March 16, 2008

Sunday is For Church

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The Houghs Neck Congregational Church, earlier known as Houghs Neck Union Chapel Society and the People's Union Church, began its religious life in 1884 when summer residents to Houghs Neck, mostly women from the Stoughton Street Baptist Church in Boston, felt the need for a convenient place to worship during vacation. This lot of land on Manet Avenue, was purchased in 1931, and this Romanesque Revival facade was built, incorporating in its tall bell cote the only remnant of the first chapel, the bell. I like the welcoming and very pleasant plaza area created by a 3' curved granite wall and a floor of random vari-colored slate which seem to lead the congregation meeting there right into the church. The simple arched doorway closely resembles one seen here.

1 comment:

George Townboy said...

Another beautiful photo of a nice looking church! Great history also.

I attended the Old South Church in Boston when it was Congregational, but only because my mother said, "Go to church!" LOL

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