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Fair Street Church

 
 
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By Bill Coughlin, July 11, 2012
1. Fair Street Church Marker
Inscription.
The Congregation of the Fair Street
Reformed Church meets here in the oldest
public worship building in Kingston.

Established as the Second Reformed Church
of Kingston in January, 1849, the small
group of 27 people originally met for worship
in the County Court House on Wall Street.

In 1850 construction of the church began,
using local dolomite limestone taken from a
quarry on upper Pearl Street. The church was
originally graced by a steeple purported to be
the highest of its time out of New York City.

On March 17, 1854, Good Friday, it was
blown over in a very heavy gale. No one was
hurt and only the front steps of the church
were damaged by the fall. The Congregation
believed this was a sign of Godís displeasure
with their pride over the height of the
steeple, and they vowed never to replace it.

 
Location. 41° 55.886′ N, 74° 1.036′ W. Marker is in Kingston, New York, in Ulster County. Marker is on Fair Street, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is located on Fair St. between Pearl St. and Maiden Ln. 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. New York State Assembly (within shouting
Fair Street Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 11, 2012
2. Fair Street Church Marker
distance of this marker); Bogardus Tavern (within shouting distance of this marker); Old Blockhouse (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); One Hundred and Twentieth Infantry New York Volunteers (about 600 feet away); George Clinton (about 600 feet away); a different marker also named George Clinton (about 600 feet away); George Washington (about 600 feet away); Patriots of the Revolution (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Kingston.
 
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Marker on Fair Street image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 11, 2012
3. Marker on Fair Street
Fair Street Church image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 11, 2012
4. Fair Street Church
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 23, 2012, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 194 times since then and 21 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on July 23, 2012, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.
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