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First Baptist Church

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Identification

First Baptist Church
First Baptist Meetinghouse
146948

Map

Structure in General

church
existing [completed]
white
neo-classicism

Usages

church (baptist)

Facts

  • The First Baptist Church is the oldest Baptist Church in America.
  • Its congregation was founded in 1638 by Roger Williams and his followers.
  • It stands across the Providence River just northeast of downtown.
  • The Georgian-styled church was inspired by designs of James Gibbs of England, a student of Sir Christopher Wren.
  • It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1966.
  • The current meeting house is the church's third incarnation.
  • It was the largest building project in New England at the time of its construction.

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Location

75 North Main Street
75 North Main Street
02903
Providence
Rhode Island
U.S.A.

Technical Data

185.00 ft
185.00 ft
1774
1775

Involved Companies

Joseph Brown
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