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Baptist Meeting House

Circa 1834

 
 
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By Anton Schwarzmueller, May 1, 2021
1. Baptist Meeting House Marker
Inscription.  The Baptist congregation met for the first time on July 3, 1834, and employed George B. Davis as their first pastor. Their first meeting house, on the south-west corner of Ontario Center, was not built until 1834. The congregation later built a larger church and it is believed that they used this earlier church building as a parsonage. The 1834 Wayne County New York Atlas shows these two buildings side by side. The larger church burned to the ground.

Caroline Palmer Beha's research (March 10, 1983) indicates a previous owner of this land was E. Hatch in 1872. Deeds to the parcel south of the Treese lot, owned by Craig English refer to the "Old Baptist Church lot" and 1887 deeds from Charles Risley to E. Dodge refer to the "Meeting House lot". The church property parcel passed from Nora Treese to Mark Stevens in 1972. The important features of this structure are the arched ceiling and the early wooden lintel over the front double doors.

Mr. and Mrs. Mason (Spike) Stevens offered this building as a gift in 1973.

It is a showcase for a uniform and artifacts from the Civil War, large pictures of the ore mining industry and
Baptist Meeting House & Marker image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, May 1, 2021
2. Baptist Meeting House & Marker
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rotating exhibits.
 
Erected by Heritage Square Museum.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Churches & Religion. A significant historical year for this entry is 1834.
 
Location. 43° 15.394′ N, 77° 18.342′ W. Marker is in Ontario, New York, in Wayne County. Marker is on Ontario Center Road ¼ mile south of Brick Church Road, on the left when traveling north. Marker is roadside on the grounds of the Heritage Square Museum. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 7147 Ontario Center Road, Ontario NY 14519, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Log Cabin (within shouting distance of this marker); Crombe Exhibit Barn (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Warner House (about 300 feet away); Town of Ontario Timeline (about 300 feet away); Apple Dry House (about 400 feet away); "Hojack" Train Station (about 400 feet away); Heritage Corners (about 500 feet away); Davis Cemetery (approx. 1.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Ontario.
 
Also see . . .  Heritage Square Museum. (Submitted on May 6, 2021, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 6, 2021. It was originally submitted on May 6, 2021, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York. This page has been viewed 43 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 6, 2021, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.

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