Category Archives: Churches

Florence Congregational Church (1861)

The Florence Congregational Church, at 130 Pine Street in Northampton, was constructed starting in 1861. The village of Florence was developing as an industrial area at the time. Before the church was built, residents had to make the Sunday trip … Continue reading

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St. Jerome Roman Catholic Church, Holyoke (1858)

St. Jerome’s Roman Catholic Church was the city of Holyoke’s first Catholic church. Holyoke Catholics were first organized in 1856 and the church, located at 181 Hampden Street, was built in 1858-1860. The church was designed by prominent church architect … Continue reading

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Harvard Unitarian Universalist Church (1967)

The first Congregational meeting house in Harvard was erected in 1733. This was replaced by a newer and larger structure completed in 1774. A steeple was added in 1786 and a bell was acquired in 1806. The congregation split in … Continue reading

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St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Stockbridge (1884)

St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, at 29 Main Street in Stockbridge, was founded in 1834 and in the 1840s a church was erected to designs by Richard Upjohn. The present stone church was built in 1884 of Berkshire limestone. It was … Continue reading

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St. Joseph’s Church, Stockbridge (1862)

St. Joseph’s Roman Catholic Church, at 11 Elm Street in Stockbridge, was built 1860-1862. It became a parish church in 1922. The interior of the church was renovated in 1948 with a new ceiling and altered nave and sanctuary.

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First Congregational Church of Stockbridge (1824)

At 4 Main Street in Stockbridge is the the First Congregational Church, built in 1824. The church began in 1734 with John Sergeant‘s mission to the Mahican people of the Berkshire Hills. The first church building, erected in 1739, stood … Continue reading

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Former First Church/Daniel Low Building (1826)

The fourth meetinghouse of Salem’s First Church was built in 1826 on the same site as its three predecessors (now 121 Washington Street at Essex Street). Originally designed by Solomon Willard and Peter Banner of Boston, retail stores were on … Continue reading

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