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Norwich in New London County, Connecticut — The American Northeast (New England)
 

Central Baptist Church

 
 
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By Michael Herrick, March 3, 2017
1. Central Baptist Church Marker
Inscription.
Central Baptist Church
Central Baptist Church was founded in 1840 and under the zeal and energy of Rev. Miner G. Clarke grew rapidly to over 400 members. The church's first organist, Ithamar Conkey, composed the music to "In The Cross of Christ I Glory” in 1849. William Howard Doane, the prominent hymn writer, was baptized in the church in 1851. The present edifice was constructed on this site in 1891 at a cost of $68,300 and in 1899 Bushnell Chapel, since replaced in 1978 was erected. The present Sunday school, known originally as the "Gilbert Property" was purchased in 1925 and subsequently joined to the church by an office wing, largely through the efforts of Charles D. and Charles F. Noyes. The cornerstone of the present building was laid in 1891, “that upon it may stand for years to come a temple that shall be open to all who desire to worship the god of our fathers, whether they be rich or poor, high or low, home or foreign born and without respect to races or conditions, all shall be alike, welcome.
 
Location. 41° 31.558′ N, 72° 4.581′ W. Marker is in Norwich, Connecticut, in New London County. Marker is at the intersection of Union Street and Broadway, on the right when traveling south on Union Street. Touch for map.
Central Baptist Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, March 3, 2017
2. Central Baptist Church Marker
Marker is at or near this postal address: 2 Union Street, Norwich CT 06360, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Angelo Sanquedolce Memorial Plaza (within shouting distance of this marker); David Ruggles Freedom Courtyard (within shouting distance of this marker); Hopkins & Allen Gun Factory (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); 26th Regiment Connecticut Volunteeers (approx. 0.3 miles away); Slater Museum (approx. mile away); John F. Slater (approx. mile away); William Ashby McCloy (approx. mile away); U.S.S. Maine Memorial (approx. 0.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Norwich.
 
Also see . . .  Norwich Central Baptist Church. (Submitted on March 10, 2017, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
 
Categories. Churches & Religion
 
Central Baptist Church image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, March 3, 2017
3. Central Baptist Church
The marker is on the tower, to the right of the doors.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 10, 2017. This page originally submitted on March 10, 2017, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 88 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on March 10, 2017, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.
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