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Bethlehem in Grafton County, New Hampshire — The American Northeast (New England)
 

Jodo Karate

 
 
Jodo Karate Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, July 8, 2017
1. Jodo Karate Marker
Inscription.
Built as a Congregational Church in 1877 by the founding group of eight members, the building became the Maplewood Lodge I.O.O.F. in 1940. It has also served as the Rebekah Lodge. A beautiful three faced clock kept village residents apprised of the correct time for generations. In 1997, the building was purchased and renovated for the purpose of teaching the ancient art of Bushido. This art involves the spiritual part of karate which teaches connecting with the mind, body and spirit.

This plaque donated by Sensei Joseph Simard

 
Erected by Bethlehem Redevelopment Association.
 
Location. 44° 16.881′ N, 71° 41.222′ W. Marker is in Bethlehem, New Hampshire, in Grafton County. Marker is on Maple Street (New Hampshire Route 142) 0.1 miles north of Main Street (U.S. 302), on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is located near the street, in front of the subject building, at the parking lot entrance. Marker is at or near this postal address: 42 Maple Street, Bethlehem NH 03574, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Town Building (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Site of Sinclair Hotel
Jodo Karate Marker (<i>wide view; marker visible near street at right</i>) image. Click for full size.
2. Jodo Karate Marker (wide view; marker visible near street at right)
(about 500 feet away); Sinclair Lodge (about 800 feet away); Angel of the Mountains (approx. mile away); Pierce Bridge (approx. 2.9 miles away); Alderbrook (approx. 3.3 miles away); Kilburn Brothers (approx. 4.4 miles away); Salomon Block (approx. 4.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bethlehem.
 
More about this marker. Marker is somewhat weathered and difficult to read.
 
Also see . . .  Bethlehem Heritage Society: Churches.
(This link includes a photograph of the Congregational Church as it looked in 1877.)
Early history indicates that a Baptist Church was formed in 1800, a Congregational Church in 1802 and a Free Will Baptist Church in 1813. The first edifice devoted to religious purposes in Bethlehem was built by the Congregationalists and Methodists around 1825. In 1831, the Methodists erected a church of their own and it was on the site of the present Methodist church. The Congregationalists resigned their church in 1853 and had their services on alternate Sundays at the Methodist Church. When the Congregationalists were using the
1877 Congregational Chuch Building (<i>side view; marker just out of sight at left</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, July 8, 2017
3. 1877 Congregational Chuch Building (side view; marker just out of sight at left)
Methodist church the building was materially renovated and improved. It continued as a Union Church for quite some time. (Submitted on April 17, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 
 
Categories. Churches & ReligionSports
 
1877 Congregational Chuch Building (<i>front view</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, July 8, 2017
4. 1877 Congregational Chuch Building (front view)
1877 Congregational Chuch Building (<i>corner view highlighting clocktower</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, July 8, 2017
5. 1877 Congregational Chuch Building (corner view highlighting clocktower)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 17, 2018. This page originally submitted on April 17, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 44 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on April 17, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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