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Tuesday, November 17, 2009

The Round Church



Richmond, VT - This sixteen sided church was built in 1812 as Richmond's first meeting house by a group led by William Rhodes. The first proprietors were members of five denominations Baptist, Christian, Congregational, Universalist, and Methodist. Town meetings were held here for 160 years. In 1973 it was closed for restoration due to structural problems. It is maintained by Richmond Historical Society and staffed by volunteers. It is now used for tours, meetings, weddings, ecumenical services and concerts. In 1996 it was designated a National Historic Landmark.



A view from the balcony.

Information from sign outside the church.

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The Round Church

1 Comments:

At 11:19 PM, Blogger boliyou said...

What a great church! I have to put it on my list of places to see.

 

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