Historical Addresses Delivered on the One Hundred and Fiftieth Anniversary of the First Congregational Church, Concord, N.H; November 18th, 1880

Historical Addresses Delivered on the One Hundred and Fiftieth Anniversary of the First Congregational Church, Concord, N.H; November 18th, 1880

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1881 edition. Excerpt: ...by members of the society, to provide for the meeting-hoase a steeple clock, and to inclose its lot upon the east and south sides by a stone and iron fence. Some years later (1869), upon the introduction of a new organ, the singer's gallery was lowered and remodelled, the audience room was ventilated, the pews were repainted, and the walls and ceilings frescoed anew. By these alterations and repairs the interior of our third meeting-house was made both convenient and agreeable. It continued without further change until the morning of Sunday, June 29th, 1873, when, like its predecessor, it was seized by devouring flames and translated.1 1 The fire was communicated to the meeting-house from the carriage shops of Mr. Samuel M. Griffin, near by upon the north, which had been tired bv an insane person possessed with the idea of clearing a site at the corner of Main and Washington streets for a splendid Spiritual temple. He was soon after arrested and committed to the Asylum for the Insane. OUR FOURTH MEETING-HOUSE. 1874. The pulpit, with some other furniture of the church which had escaped the flames, was removed, soon after daylight, to the city hall. Here the society worshipped that day, and had a temporary home until March, 1876, when this, our fourth meeting-house, was ready for occupancy. On the evening of the day following that of the fire (June 29, 1873), an informal meeting of the society, fully attended, was held at the City Hall to consider the existing situation, and to take such action in relation thereto as might be deemed advisable. While the meeting was in some degree a sad one, there were apparent no signs of despondency. After prayer by the pastor, the former pastor, Dr. Bouton, venerable in years and strong in the affections of the...show more

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  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
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  • 1236620372
  • 9781236620378