Monday, February 24, 2014

Old Narragansett Church

This is one of the oldest churches in America, located in Wickford, Rhode Island. The church congregation was founded in 1706 as St. Paul's Church and was established by the Society for the Propagation of the Gospel in Foreign Parts. The church building was constructed in 1707. The church contains box pews, a balcony, and an organ built in 1680 by Bernard Smith, which is among the oldest organs still used in services in the United States. The portraitist, Gilbert Stuart, was baptized in Old Narragansett Church in 1756. Howie Guja photo
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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

A beautiful building with quite a history. Thank you.

Pats to Webster.