Sag Harbor in Suffolk County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Old Whalers' Church
has been designated a
National Historic Landmark
This site possesses national significance
in commemorating the history of the
United States of America
National Park Service
United States Department of the Interior
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Churches & Religion. In addition, it is included in the National Historic Landmarks series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1766.
Location. 40° 59.846′ N, 72° 17.635′ W. Marker is in Sag Harbor, New York, in Suffolk County. Marker is at the intersection of Union Avenue and Church Street, on the left when traveling west on Union Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 44 Union Avenue, Sag Harbor NY 11963, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Old Burying Ground (within shouting distance of this marker); Meigs Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); American Revolution Veterans Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); The French House Atheneum (about 500 feet away); David Frothingham (about 700 feet away); Handcut Millstone (approx. 0.2 miles away); M. Olivia Sage (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sag Harbor.
Also see . . .
1. Old Whaler's Church (Sag Harbor) (Wikipedia). Wikipedia entry:
First Presbyterian Church in Sag Harbor, New York, also known as Old Whaler's Church, is a historic and architecturally notable Presbyterian church built in 1844 in the Egyptian Revival style. The church is Sag Harbor's "most distinguished landmark." The facade has been described as "the most important (surviving) example of Egyptian revival style in the United States," and "the best example of the Egyptian Revival style in the U.S. today." (Submitted on May 25, 2019.)
2. First Presbyterian Church, Sag Harbor, Suffolk County, NY. Historic American Buildings Survey website entry (Submitted on May 25, 2019.)
3. Historic Sag Harbor Old Whaler’s Church Celebrates 250th Anniversary With A Homecoming Weekend. Hamptons website entry (Submitted on December 15, 2022, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.)
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