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First Congregational Church, Nashua, NH

July 30, 2016


Begun as First Church, it did not affiliate with the United Church of Christ until 1961. This example of the Richardsonian Romanesque was built in 1893-1894 from plans by Amos Cutting, an architect from Worcester, Massachusetts. This has been in the database almost since the beginning of the project, so I can’t imagine why it has taken so long to post it here.

From the church’s own website, here are two images of the sanctuary interior (both borrowed without permission, for which I apologize in advance):


The more current view taken from the balcony with a wide angle lens magnifies the womb-like character of a quarter-circular seating arrangement; too bad we rarely see it from the clargy point of view. Sunday School space is through the glass partition just to the right of the pulpit, something which shows to better advantage in the black-and-white image (which also shows the domed skylight).

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One Comment
  1. Rosemary Fitzgerald permalink

    Thank you for naming the architect. Magnificent!

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