icon for Home page
icon for Kid's Home page
icon for Digital Collection
icon for Activities
icon for Turns Exhibit
icon for In the Classroom
icon for Chronologies
icon for My Collection

Things To Do
Dress Up | 1st Person | African American Map | Now Read This | Magic Lens | In the Round | Tool Videos | Architecture | e-Postcards | Chronologies | Turns Activities

Send an E-Postcard of:
Brick Church

(c) Pocumtuck Valley Memorial Association, Deerfield MA. All rights reserved.
Contact us for information about using this image.

The town of Deerfield, Massachusetts, voted in 1823 to spend $6,000 to build a new Congregational meetinghouse. It would be the fifth meetinghouse built since the town was established in 1671. Unlike the other four meetinghouses that preceded it, this building would be used "exclusively for worship." Nevertheless, the Congregational Church remained the established Church of the state of Massachusetts until 1834. The architecture is typical of New England meetinghouses built in this period. Its steeple and its location on a knoll made it the tallest building in town, visible for many miles.


top of page

Share this image with a friend.
Simply enter their e-mail address below and we'll send them this image in an e-mail greeting, along with a link to see the image on our site.

To E-Mail Address *
From E-Mail Address *
From Name

* = Required

button for Side by Side Viewingbutton for Glossarybutton for Printing Helpbutton for How to Read Old Documents


Home | Online Collection | Things To Do | Turns Exhibit | Classroom | Chronologies | My Collection
About This Site | Site Index | Site Search | Feedback