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Quincy in Adams County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

The Lord's Barn

 
 
The Lord's Barn Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Jason Voigt, May 11, 2020
1. The Lord's Barn Marker
Inscription.  
Here on December 4, 1830 the first organized congregation in Quincy was established by the Reverend Asa Turner, one of seven Yale theological students, known as the "Yale Band," who pledge to save the "west" for Christ by founding churches and colleges.

The original fifteen members met first in the home of Peter Felt and organized under the Presbyterian Plan, but on October 10, 1833 voted to change its polity and its name to the "First Congregational Church."

About 1832, near this site they erected the first church in Quincy, popularly called "the Lord's Barn," a crude wooden structure measuring 22 by 26 feet.
 
Erected 1976 by The First Union Congregational Church.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Churches & Religion. A significant historical year for this entry is 1830.
 
Location. 39° 55.885′ N, 91° 24.613′ W. Marker is in Quincy, Illinois, in Adams County. Marker is on South 4th Street (Illinois Route 57) just south of Maine Street (U.S. 24), on the left when traveling north. Marker is between Hilbing Autobody
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and the History Museum. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 57 S 4th St, Quincy IL 62301, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Spire Section (a few steps from this marker); Quincy Senior High School (a few steps from this marker); Ruff Brewing Company (within shouting distance of this marker); Crockets from Portico (within shouting distance of this marker); Limestone Capitals (within shouting distance of this marker); Search for Equality (within shouting distance of this marker); The Mormons in Quincy (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Lincoln's Friend Johnston (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Quincy.
 
The Lord's Barn Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Jason Voigt, May 11, 2020
2. The Lord's Barn Marker
History Museum is in the background
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 15, 2020. It was originally submitted on May 15, 2020, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois. This page has been viewed 208 times since then and 33 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 15, 2020, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.

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