First Congregational Church of Newfane, Vermont
Prior to 1838, the Congregationalists shared a meeting house with other Protestant sects (religious groups that form to protest elements of their parent religion (generally a denomination). There were 52 pews. The pews were sold at auction. Each sect “had the pulpit” for the number of Sundays equal to the number of pews which they had subscribed. The Congregationalists had 20 Sundays, the Universalists 19 and the Methodists 13.
In 1838, the Congregationalists decided to construct their own meeting house in order to secure its use to the members of the Society and to control the pulpit to the Congregationalist Church. Nine sheds for parishioners’ horses were built behind the church. The building seated 300 people and was built at a cost of $4000 plus many donated materials. It was dedicated on Sunday, October 2, 1839.
There have been many remodels and improvements through the years. Notable among these were the replacement of wood shingles with slate in 1897; the installation of a furnace in 1904, in place of wood burning stoves; and installation of electric lighting in 1914 to replace kerosene lamps on wall brackets and a large central, ceiling hung chandelier carrying a cluster of oil lamps.
Common among New England village churches, this church occupies a prime position within Newfane, adjacent to the Windham County Court House on the town commons.
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prasun984 (5590) 2012-02-06 20:09
very nice architectural shot you have captured with nice framing by the vegetation on top...nice texture blue sky...like the play of warm light on the Church & FG trees...
nice POV...superb clarity...good DOF controlled with nice color contrast & sharpness...
lovely shot from Autumn...
agulberk (3794) 2012-02-06 22:33
Very beautiful architectural white church among different autumn color of trees and vertical framing up with autumn leaves under sweet blue sky and nice clouds despite cables. Excellent presentation with good perspective and light management to get sharpness,clarity and vivid colors.
Thanks for sharing
cyborg83 (4587) 2012-02-06 23:35
I like to watch that types of photo at the present!
Now we have grey, cold winter and that amount of colors are very welcome.
Very interesting scenery and beautiful architecture,
- Copyright: Tim Kathka (tkfun45) (113)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2010-10-11
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Nikon D 90, 18-105mm 3.5 - 5.6G ED AF-S VR Nikkor, 67mm Circular Polarizer
- Exposure: f/6.3, 1/160 seconds
- Details: Tripod: Yes
- Map: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2012-02-06 18:43