Webster Congregational

First Congregational Church, Webster, New Hampshire
First Congregational Church, Webster, New Hampshire

Webster Congregational Church is in Merrimack County, New Hampshire.  It was built in 1823 using the late Federal style which was popular at the time and features an interesting three-stage tower shown in the photo above.  The original cost of $4,800 was recovered through the sale of the pews to the members and it has remained mostly unchanged in the past two centuries.  The church was locked the morning I was there, so I took a photo through the small panes around the front door.  I also found a pair of interior photos on the Library of Congress website.

 

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Monroe Methodist

Monroe United Methodist Community Church, North Monroe, New Hampshire
Monroe United Methodist Community Church, North Monroe, New Hampshire

Monroe, New Hampshire has a pair of Methodist churches.  This one (North Monroe) is outside of the town and it looks like it may only be used during the summer months.  It just happened to be on the road I was using to get to Vermont.  There is also an interesting looking old cemetery next to the church with graves back to the early 1800s.

Monroe United Methodist Community Church, North Monroe, New Hamp
Monroe United Methodist Community Church Cemetery

Sanbornton Congregational

Sanbornton Congregational Church, Sanbornton, New Hampshire
Sanbornton Congregational Church, Sanbornton, New Hampshire

Sanborton, Vermont’s Congregational Church  was formed in 1771 and this Federal style building shown is the second church built, replacing the original in 1834.  The church is one of many buildings included on the National Register’s listing for the town and a brief history of this church is online here.

Loudon Baptist

Loudon Baptist Church, Loudon, New Hampshire
Loudon Baptist Church, Loudon, New Hampshire

Although this Greek Revival building in Loudon, New Hampshire has primarily been used as the town’s Town Hall since completion in 1781, it also served as home to a Baptist Congregation.  The first story is the town hall, and the second floor for the Loudon Center Free Will Baptist Church.   When built, it was one story, but was renovated in 1847 to add the additional floor for use as a church.  The building is also on the National Register.

 

North Charlestown Methodist

North Charlestown Methodist Church, New Hampshire
North Charlestown Methodist Church, New Hampshire

North Charlestown, New Hampshire is a rural village on the border of Vermont that was settled in the 1750s.  This Greek Revival Church was built in 1841 (organized 1811) and has some of the architectural details found on many of the churches in the Vermont/New Hampshire area.  Most of the significant alterations to the building were made in the 19th century.  The area’s historic district , which includes the Methodist Church, is listed on the National Register.

 

Our Lady of the Mountains

Our Lady of the Mountains Shrine, Bretton Woods, New Hampshire
Our Lady of the Mountains Shrine, Bretton Woods, New Hampshire

Our Lady of the Mountains is a Catholic church in the White Mountains of New Hampshire.  The Gothic Revival church was built in 1907 but had some serious structural issues and was recently restored and reopened in August 2018.

Our Lady of the Mountains Shrine, Bretton Woods, New Hampshire

 

Cornish Flat Baptist

First Baptist Church, Cornish Flat, New Hampshire
First Baptist Church, Cornish Flat, New Hampshire

First Baptist Church of Cornish is in Sullivan County,  in western New Hampshire.  Another New England church on the National Register, it was built in 1803.  In 1818 it was moved to the present location, and in 1845 the building was divided into two stories and some other more significant changes were made.  The building is considered closest to the Federal style.