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Beneficent Congregational Church

 
 
Beneficent Congregational Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bryan Simmons, June 2012
1. Beneficent Congregational Church Marker
Inscription.  Organized in 1743
under the leadership of Joseph Snow Sr. as ruling elder
First minister Rev Joseph Snow Jr. 1743-1793
Original meeting house built on this site 1744-6
Present building dedicated in 1810
Vestry and Chancel remodeled and present organ installed in 1923
The first church established in the west side of the river
 
Erected 1927.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Churches & ReligionColonial Era.
 
Location. 41° 49.215′ N, 71° 24.818′ W. Marker is in Providence, Rhode Island, in Providence County. Marker is on Weybosset Street, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 300 Weybosset Street, Providence RI 02903, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Repentance for Slavery (within shouting distance of this marker); Thomas A. Doyle (within shouting distance of this marker); First Professional Theater (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Styles (approx. 0.2
Beneficent Congregational Church image. Click for full size.
By Bryan Simmons, June 2012
2. Beneficent Congregational Church
The marker is mounted to the building behind the left column
miles away); First Universalist Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); Annye (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Puritan and the Indian (approx. ¼ mile away); Fountain Street (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Providence.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on June 13, 2012, by Bryan Simmons of Attleboro, Massachusetts. This page has been viewed 432 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 13, 2012, by Bryan Simmons of Attleboro, Massachusetts. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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