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“The Reformed Protestant Dutch Church of the Town of Kingston in Ulster County”

 
 
“The Reformed Protestant Dutch Church of the Town of Kingston in Ulster County” Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 11, 2012
1. “The Reformed Protestant Dutch Church of the Town of Kingston in Ulster County” Marker
Inscription.
This church organized in 1659 and chartered November 17, 1719 under His Majesty George King of Great Britain was served until December 1808 by pastors educated in the Universities of Holland and Germany who preached in Dutch. The first sermon by the first pastor was delivered September 12, 1660 by whom the Lordís Supper was first administered on the 26 of the following December. A “Ministerís House” was built in 1661 which subsequently was used “both for religious dutyes and civill affayres.” In 1679 a stone church was erected on the south-west corner of this lot which edifice was notably improved in 1721 and was rebuilt and dedicated November 26, 1752 N.S. The latter which is here represented was burned by the British October 16, 1777 was renewed extended in 1790 and was finally demolished in 1836. The next church was built of brick, dedicated August 20, 1833 and was located on the south-east corner of Wall and Main Streets. The last and present edifice (Lecture-room on the north enlarged 1882) was dedicated September 28, 1852 during the pastorate of
John Cantine Farrell Hoes † D. D. 1845 – 1867
to whose memory and that of his wife
Lucy Maria Randall of Cortland New York
this tablet as a record of the church and their association
with it is lovingly inscribed and presented by their
Lower Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 11, 2012
2. Lower Marker
daughter
Mary S. Hoes Burhans † Easter-Day 1900

[ Lower Marker : ]
First Reformed Protestant
Dutch Church of Kingston
has been designated a
National Historic Landmark
This site possesses national significance in commemorating the history of the United States of America

Dedicated in 1852, this church is an outstanding expression of mid-19th century architectural eclecticism by American architect Minard Lafever. It is one of the most intact and fully developed examples of Lafeverís renaissance revival work, a style he helped pioneer in America.
2008
National Park Service
United States Department of the Interior

 
Location. 41° 55.963′ N, 74° 1.134′ W. Marker is in Kingston, New York, in Ulster County. Marker is on Main Street, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Kingston NY 12401, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. George Washington ( a few steps from this marker); George Clinton ( a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named George Clinton ( a few steps from this marker); Patriots of the Revolution ( within shouting distance of this
Dutch Church of Kingston Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 11, 2012
3. Dutch Church of Kingston Marker
marker); Old Dutch Church ( within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Old Dutch Church ( within shouting distance of this marker); Van Leuven Mansion ( within shouting distance of this marker); One Hundred and Twentieth Infantry New York Volunteers ( within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Kingston.
 
Categories. Churches, Etc.War, US Revolutionary
 
Dutch Church of Kingston Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 11, 2012
4. Dutch Church of Kingston Marker
The marker can be seen to the left of the front door of the Old Dutch Church.
First Reformed Protestant Dutch Church of Kingston image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 11, 2012
5. First Reformed Protestant Dutch Church of Kingston
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 16, 2012, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 324 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on July 16, 2012, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.
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