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East Haven in New Haven County, Connecticut — The American Northeast (New England)
 

Old Stone Meeting House

 
 
Old Stone Meeting House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, September 1, 2010
1. Old Stone Meeting House Marker
Inscription.
1774 Old Stone Meeting House 1974
George Landcraft – Designer
Oldest Stone Meeting House in New England
1711 founding of church – Jacob Hemingway first student of Yale, first pastor of church. 1772 started construction. 1774 first services here.1785 first town meeting. 1796 building completed, spire erected. 1979 tornado blew down steeple and part of roof. 1798 bell and clock installed. 1822 square pews replaced by slip pews, interior remodeled. 1825 wood stoves installed. 1840 replaced by coal. 1850 interior remodeled, doors and windows altered. 1859 belfry with new spire, 196 feet. 1868 first steam heated church in state. 1899 gas lighted. 1908 slate roof. 1928 electric lights.
Gift of East Haven Historical Society
 
Erected 1974 by East Haven Historical Society.
 
Location. 41° 16.699′ N, 72° 52.303′ W. Marker is in East Haven, Connecticut, in New Haven County. Marker is at the intersection of High Street and Main Street (Connecticut Route 100), on the right when traveling north on High Street. Touch for map. Located on the wall of the Old Stone Congregational Church. Marker is at or near this postal address: 251 Main Street, East Haven CT 06512, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least
Old Stone Meeting House image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, September 1, 2010
2. Old Stone Meeting House
The marker is beneath the lowest window under the steeple.
8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Bronze Bell (within shouting distance of this marker); East Haven Charter Day (within shouting distance of this marker); East Haven (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); East Haven World War II Memorial (approx. mile away); East Haven World War Memorial (approx. mile away); East Haven Veterans Monument (approx. mile away); East Haven Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.3 miles away); Site of the Theodore Roosevelt Oak (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in East Haven.
 
Categories. Churches, Etc.
 
Old Stone Meeting House image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, September 1, 2010
3. Old Stone Meeting House
Side Door of the Old Stone Meeting House image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, September 1, 2010
4. Side Door of the Old Stone Meeting House
The small marker reads:

East Haven
1774
Landmark
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 11, 2010, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 495 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on September 11, 2010, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.
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