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Boston in Suffolk County, Massachusetts — The American Northeast (New England)
 

Congregational House

 
 
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By J. Makali Bruton, June 14, 2021
1. Congregational House Marker
Inscription.  

The primary purpose of this building, the property of the American Congregational Association is to provide housing for Congregational Societies and other religious and charitable organizations: it is the fifth home of the Congregational Library. The building was dedicated on December 21, 1898 to the lasting ideals lived by those first Congregationalists to settle on American shores.

The carvings above represent four of those ideals:
Rule under law by consent of the governed
The signing of the Mayflower Compact, 1620

Worship according to conscience
The first sabbath on Clark’s Island, 1620

Education for leadership
Act of the General Court of Massachusetts appropriating funds for a “schoole or colledge,” Harvard, 1636

Community witness
The Apostle Eliot preaching among the Indians.
1646
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Churches & ReligionCivil RightsColonial EraSettlements & Settlers. A significant historical date for this entry is December 21, 1898.
 
Location. 42° 21.479′ N, 71° 3.743′ W. Marker
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By J. Makali Bruton, June 14, 2021
2. Congregational House and Marker
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is in Boston, Massachusetts, in Suffolk County. Marker is on Beacon Street east of Bowdoin Street, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Boston MA 02108, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Chester Harding House (a few steps from this marker); Boston Athenaeum (a few steps from this marker); Mary Dyer (within shouting distance of this marker); Colonial Craftsmen (within shouting distance of this marker); Seventeenth Century Burials (within shouting distance of this marker); General Joseph Hooker (within shouting distance of this marker); Beacon Hill (within shouting distance of this marker); Arrival of the Frigate Arbella (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Boston.
 
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By J. Makali Bruton, June 14, 2021
3. Congregational House entryway inscription
This inscription is for the 1853 foundation of the American Congregational Association.
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By J. Makali Bruton, June 14, 2021
4. Congregational House entryway inscription
This inscription is for the 1897 construction of the Congregational House.
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Baldwin Coolidge (courtesy of Historic New England), May 2, 1904
5. Congregational House
"View of the front facade of Congregational House, 14 Beacon St., Boston, Mass., designed by the architectural firm of Shepley, Ruttan, and Coolidge. The building is on the National Register of Historical Places."
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 29, 2021. It was originally submitted on June 29, 2021, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 62 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on June 29, 2021, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.   5. submitted on June 29, 2021.

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