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First Church of Christ Congregational

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Identification

First Church of Christ Congregational
Old First Church
126899

Map

Structure in General

church
existing [completed]
white
neo-classicism

Usages

church

Facts

  • The Old First Church is downtown's oldest building.
  • It is the fourth Congregationalist church on this site, with prior buildings dating to 1645, 1677, and 1752.
  • Designed in a neo-classical style, it features a portico with Doric columns, triangular pediment, and decorated frieze, and is topped by a three-staged spire.
  • At the top of the spire is a gilded rooster made in London and brought to America about 1750.
  • The spire's height of 125' was used to set a height limitation on commercial buildings in Springfield in the early 20th century.

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Location

50 Elm Street
50 Elm Street
01103
Springfield
Massachusetts
U.S.A.

Technical Data

125.00 ft
125.00 ft
1819

Involved Companies

Isaac Damon

Features & Amenities

  • National landmark
  • Clock(s) displayed on the outside
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