Born and educated in England, Toulmin became a Unitarian Minister and fled persecution in 1793. In the U.S. he served as President of Transylvania University and Secretary of the State of Kentucky. In 1804 Thomas Jefferson appointed him as the first . . . — — Map (db m100850) HM
Rev. James J. Reeb, an Army Veteran and Unitarian minister from Casper, Wyoming, was working in Boston when Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. appealed for clergymen of all faiths to come to Selma to protest the violence that occurred at the Edmund Pettus . . . — — Map (db m37683) HM
The First Universalist Church of Camp Hill was the largest Universalist church in the southeastern United States in the first half of the 20th century. With roots in the European Enlightenment, Universalism was transplanted to the . . . — — Map (db m92504) HM
Lyman Ward Military Academy was founded in 1898 as the Southern Industrial Institute by Dr. Lyman Ward, a Universalist minister from New York. Dr. Ward established SII to educate the poor children of Alabama, many of whom had few opportunities due . . . — — Map (db m25501) HM
Designed in 1889 by Walter J. Mathews, this solid masonry Romanesque church departed radically from California's traditional Gothic wood frame construction. Noted for its world famous stained glass windows produced by Goodhue of Boston, and for . . . — — Map (db m100561) HM
The Thomas Starr King Bell was donated to the town of Volcano by Unitarian preacher Thomas Starr King in 1862, who was greatful to the town for its support for the Union and the election of Abraham Lincoln. The bell was originally located at the . . . — — Map (db m101341) HM
Courageous and inspirational San Francisco minister, stalwart defender of the Union during the Civil War, advocate of racial justice, admired educator and pioneering nature writer.
Starr King was a Unitarian preacher credited with keeping . . . — — Map (db m90267) HM
Apostle of liberty, humanitarian, Unitarian minister, who in the Civil War bound California to the Union and led her to excel all other states in support of the United States Sanitary Commission, predecessor to the American Red Cross. His statue, . . . — — Map (db m91855) HM
This building, designed by George W. Page in 1891, became the permanent home of a congregation that first met in City Hall in 1866. A version of Richardsonian Romanesque style, the innovative structure withstood the earthquake of 1906 and became a . . . — — Map (db m30126) HM
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This bell hung in the Hollow Church which was relocated during construction of the Compensating Reservoir. It was cast in Hartford, CT in 1834.
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These boulders were provided by . . . — — Map (db m29848) HM
Formerly Mortlake, first settled 1703, made a town on 2nd Thursday of May, 1786. Home of General Israel Putnam prior to and after the Revolution.
Town landmarks include:
Meeting House on the Green, built 1771 by First Ecclesiastical . . . — — Map (db m93440) HM
Three dramatic religious structures dominate this corner. They are among some 40 religious institutions lining 16th Street between the White House and the Maryland state line.
Many serve as unofficial “embassies” representing the . . . — — Map (db m152206) HM
The lively scene around you began with an arts movement in the 1950s. Musicians, dancers, and artists found centrally located 18th Street attractive as declining rents made it affordable.
Early on, jazz guitarist Charlie Byrd brought fame . . . — — Map (db m152207) HM
Straight ahead is All Souls Church, Unitarian, long known for its social activism, starting with abolitionism in the 1820s and ranging through nuclear disarmament and interracial cooperation. During the segregation era, All Souls was one of . . . — — Map (db m130753) HM
dedicated to the ideal
of international justice
and world peace is a
loving and grateful
tribute to Owen D Young
who inspired by faith in the
constructive power of human
brotherhood contributed his
rare talents . . . — — Map (db m114772) HM
Organized 1839 — second oldest Universalist Church in Georgia. Located here near original site of Rockwell School, oldest school in this section, and Rockwell Masonic Lodge. Confederate Soldiers enlisted and drilled here 1861-1865. Church . . . — — Map (db m19548) HM
James L. Pierpont (1822-1893), composer of "Jingle Bells", served as music director of this church in the 1850s when it was a Unitarian Church located on Oglethorpe Square. Son of the noted Boston reformer, Rev. John Pierpont, he was the brother of . . . — — Map (db m5817) HM
First Plat of "Planefield"
Chester Ingersoll platted the "Town of Planefield" in August 1834 north of the settlement at Walker's Grove. It was a modified grid plan of thirteen nearly square blocks with a formal Public Square at the . . . — — Map (db m94140) HM
Side A By 1874, what has been known as the Colored School opened in Center School here at Sixth and Washington Streets to serve African-American elementary students of Bloomington. An 1869 law had mandated education of colored children, with . . . — — Map (db m47674) HM
This church was built by Thomas Mitchell. Thomas Mitchell was born in New Hampshire in 1816. he came to Iowa Territory in 1840, and in 1844 became the first white settler of Polk County. He built cabins and later inns to feed and shelter the . . . — — Map (db m44833) HM
The Library was an idea generated by the Seneca Women’s Club embroidery circle in 1908. As they worked, they often discussed books and the need for a town library. After collecting 300 books they persuaded a drug store to give them shelving space. . . . — — Map (db m55791) HM
Near this site, the Consolation Universalist Church was organized by a traveling preacher, Wm. Lowe, in home of James E. Clark in May, 1819. It was first Universalist Church organized west of Allegheny Mountains. Early ministers were: L. T. Brasher, . . . — — Map (db m166010) HM
Founded in 1830, First Unitarian Church has been active in civil-rights movements as well as community-wide initiatives. Several fires have damaged the church. Including one in 1985 which left only the stone walls. Each time it has been rebuilt . . . — — Map (db m104729) HM
Constructed in 1925 as a live performance venue, the Brown Theatre was soon converted into a movie theatre in 1930 to respond to the changing economic realities of the Great Depression. Through the 1950s, the Brown served as a first-run movie . . . — — Map (db m178901) HM
First Parish Church, Unitarian Universalist 425 Congress Street. A memorial plaque inside First Parish honors Prentis Mellen. Pews within the church are marked for the abolitionist Fessenden and Thomas families.
In 1832 William Lloyd . . . — — Map (db m96519) HM
Erected Dec 1, 1859
By a donation from the HON. FRANCIS O.J. SMITH, to honor and perpetuate the memory of REV. WILLIAM I. REESE who while pastor of the First Universalist Society, founded the Portland Widow’s Wood Society. . . . — — Map (db m50436) HM
Abraham Lincoln's assassination in Washington on April 14, 1865, as the Civil War was ending plunged Augusta into sorrow. Businesses closed on the 19th and soldiers, civil authorities, and societies converged at the black draped . . . — — Map (db m186073) HM
The Gothic style cottage, now used for business, was built by the Reverend Sylvester Judd as a home and parsonage. In 1840, Judd became minister of Augusta's Unitarian Church, the church of local elite. In 1841, Judd married Jane . . . — — Map (db m110891) HM
This church was built in 1772-1773 on land donated by Colonel Joseph Storer, to house the congregation originally located at the Kennebunk Landing. The church was enlarged by Thomas Eaton in 1803 and the bell tower was constructed. . . . — — Map (db m186323) HM
Sarah Fairfield Hamilton was a founder of the local chapter of the Women's Educational and Industrial Union, and led that organization to create Saco's first kindergarten, a nursery for mill workers' children, summer park programs and other . . . — — Map (db m55721) HM
Contrary to Baltimore’s 19th century conservative appearance, Baltimoreans created progressive, diverse communities that expanded the nation’s racial and religious freedom. By the time of the Civil War, Baltimore had the largest free African . . . — — Map (db m102390) HM
Mount Vernon Cultural District provides an unequaled richness of cultural experience. Since the founding of the Peabody Institute in 1857, Mount Vernon has enjoyed a continuing association with the arts. Nineteenth Century Philanthropist George . . . — — Map (db m168789) HM
St. Ignatius Church opened August 15, 1856. Designed by Henry Hamilton Pittar and Louis L. Long, it was the second unit to be completed in the block-long complex that stretches from Madison to Monument Streets. In 1855, the porticoed central section . . . — — Map (db m6125) HM
In 1817, when Baltimore Town boasted 60,000 inhabitants and Mount Vernon Place was still a forest, a group of leading citizens met in the home of Henry Payson "to form a religious society and build a church for Christians who are Unitarian and . . . — — Map (db m7168) HM
Dedicated on February 21, 1864, St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church was the first black parish in the U.S. The church originated in the 1790s due to the efforts of the Sulpician Fathers and the Oblate Sisters of Providence to provide education and . . . — — Map (db m7563) HM
For its first 25 years, the burying ground remained a simple place characterized by plain grave markers. After 1810, tastes changed and First Presbyterian Church's leading public figures demanded the ornate.
The most dramatic change was a new . . . — — Map (db m6645) HM
Westminster's carriage gates, completed in 1815, were among the nation's first examples of Egyptian Revival architecture. Commissioned by the First Presbyterian Church, the gates were designed by Maximilian Godefroy (1765-ca.1840), a French . . . — — Map (db m6629) HM
Through Historic Events &
and ever changing times,
Hyannis Main Street
Continues to be a center
commerce & culture
The Mayflower Block
The block containing the Federated Church is known . . . — — Map (db m162615) HM
By the mid 19th century the simple elegance of Northampton's buildings began to give way to the tastes and fashions of a new era of commercialism. William Fenno Pratt, who designed many of the Victorian buildings on Main Street, conceived of the . . . — — Map (db m138436) HM
Within this church are the tombs of two Presidents of the United States and their wives John Adams – Second President 1735 1826 Abigail Adams 1744 1818 their son John Quincy Adams – Sixth President 1767 1848 Louisa Catherine Adams 1775 . . . — — Map (db m18051) HM
Erected in 1681, it is the oldest church structure in the United States to have been used continuously for public worship. Samuel Lincoln, original American ancestor of Abraham Lincoln, worshipped here regularly. — — Map (db m48810) HM
Leyden Street, originally known to the first settlers as First Street, Great Street or Broad Street, is where the Pilgrims began building their houses in the winter of 1620-21, and it has been the heart of the town ever since. Extending from the . . . — — Map (db m75830) HM
This tablet is inscribedin grateful memory of the Pilgrims and of their successors who at the time of the Unitarian Controversy in 1801 adhered to the belief of the Fathers and on the basis of the original creed and covenant perpetuated . . . — — Map (db m107454) HM
Its first building was the first Church of England in Boston.
The corner stone of the present building was laid August 11, 1749.
After the Revolution it became the first Unitarian church in the United States. — — Map (db m18083) HM
St. Stephen's Church The North End’s changing ethnic and religious groups always had a good friend in St. Stephen’s Church. Originally called “New North” (to distinguish it from nearby “Old North”), it was founded by “seventeen substantial . . . — — Map (db m37181) HM
Four previous church buildings have stood on this approximate site. The first meeting house was constructed in 1733 when the congregation first gathered. A new building was necessary in 1775 to accomodate the congregation's growth. The third . . . — — Map (db m66304) HM
Adin Ballou — Preacher, Author, Reformer, Philanthropist, Apostle of Christian Socialism, and Founder of the Hopedale Community. 1803–1890.
“Blessed are the Peacemakers.”
“Not disobedient to the heavenly . . . — — Map (db m1618) HM
St. Paul's Church
Under the leadership of Justus Gage (1805-1875), this structure was built as a Universalist church. Completed at a cost of $3,000, it is Dowagiac's oldest public building. At the time of completion, . . . — — Map (db m64731) HM
After migrating from the East, primarily New York State, thirteen families brought their faith to Concord and formed a Universalist Society in 1854. Society members erected this building in 1866 and . . . — — Map (db m78876) HM
In 1843 New York natives Alfred and Ruth Paddock migrated to Concord Township. Within two years they erected this Greek Revival house, reminiscent of those in their home state. A prominent merchant, Alfred Paddock (1805-1870) owned . . . — — Map (db m78877) HM
Built by William Lakie as a dairy barn in 1912, this structure is now a church. At one time the electric interurban railway ran past this barn and picked up milk cans gathered from surrounding farms. After the Presbyterian Church purchased the . . . — — Map (db m95558) HM
Perry W. McAdow and his wife Clara built this elaborate mansion in 1891. The McAdows, who had earned their fortune in the gold mines of Montana, lived here from 1891 to 1897. The house continued as a private residence until 1913, when it was sold to . . . — — Map (db m84642) HM
Several structures have dominated the crest of the hill above this spot. The first was a luxury hotel named the Winslow House, built in 1857 by James M. Winslow while St. Anthony was still a favorite resort and health spa. Its style of . . . — — Map (db m50208) HM
Near this spot in 1630 Father Louis Hennepin first sighted and named the Falls of Saint Anthony.
This is the oldest standing church in the city of Minneapolis. The front rectangular nave, built of native limestone, was opened by the First . . . — — Map (db m51065) HM
"Blessed be the Lord, for He has wondrously shown His steadfast love to me when I was beset as in a besieged city." Psalm 31:21
Here in the center of the clamorous city, providing an oasis of solace, silence, mystery and artistry, is . . . — — Map (db m79343) HM
Coming to St. Louis in 1834 to found a Unitarian church, Minister William Greenleaf Eliot devoted his life to improving his adopted city. Eliot was pivotal in developing the public school system and many other educational and philanthropic . . . — — Map (db m124568) HM
Abolitionists, Suffragists & Philanthropists
Fifteen-year-old Nathaniel White arrived in Concord, virtually penniless, to work as a clerk in a Main Street hotel.
Six years later, in 1832, he had saved sufficiently to become a partner . . . — — Map (db m115905) HM
This Greek Revival-style church was dedicated on February 15, 1826. Its architect and construction supervisor was Jonathon Folsom, a master builder. The exterior granite was quarried in Rockport, Massachusetts, transported to Portsmouth by water, . . . — — Map (db m96778) HM
This building was erected in 1833 by the First Unitarian Congregational Society of Buffalo which worshipped here until 1880. Abraham Lincoln in February 1861, attended church services here and sat in the pew of his host Millard Fillmore. — — Map (db m92879) HM
1992 The New York State Convention of Universalists has donated the land and buildings on this site to the Town of Concord for use as a public library or for other municipal purposes of benefit to its citizens. This site was the home of the First . . . — — Map (db m80702) HM
Godard Town Hall was gifted to the Town of Concord by local benefactress Calista Goddard in 1902, to be utilized for an opera house and office space. With the gift came the promise from the Town that the building always be for public use. The . . . — — Map (db m80750) HM
Bell purchased 7 May 1831 by the Baptist and Universalist Societies of Salisbury for the church erected in 1831 and occupied principally by the American Baptists.
The church stood across the highway from 1831-1946 on the site of the present . . . — — Map (db m137089) HM
This church, designed in gothic revival style by Minard Lafever, was dedicated in 1844. It is the home of the oldest Unitarian society in Brooklyn, organized in 1833. During the 1890's, new windows, the work of Louis C. Tiffany, were installed. — — Map (db m33726) HM
In the first Unitarian Church adjacent to this site, two weeks ater the First Woman's Rights Convention as Seneca Falls
Here for the first time in history, a woman was elected to preside over a public convention.
Abigail Bush. President: . . . — — Map (db m170350) HM
” …take into consideration the Principles of the American Government, and the extent to which they are trampled under foot by the Fugitive Slave Law.” —a call for a mass convention, signed by George Barnes, 1851 . . . — — Map (db m138791) HM
The Underground Railroad: What Was It? Traveling by foot, wagon, boat, or railroad, between 100,000 and 150,000 African Americans sought freedom in Mexico, Canada, the Caribbean or the northern U.S. before the end of U.S. slavery in 1865. . . . — — Map (db m138801) HM
Ingenious use of local materials gave rise to a home-grown Seaway Trail architectural style. Cobblestone construction was perfected by local masons between the opening of the Erie Canal and the Civil War. Local farmers had access to the . . . — — Map (db m78221) HM
Placed by the Rockland County Society to mark the oldest building dedicated to God’s service now standing in the County of Rockland, New York ----- this ----- “Old Stone Church” was erected in the year 1813 by a newly organized Society . . . — — Map (db m44304) HM
Bunker Hill The Millville, Reilly and Milton Turnpike brought prosperity to the
village now renamed Bunker Hill. School House No. 10 stood nearby
from 1849-1857. By 1860 clothing manufacturing was the major
business here. A Post Office was . . . — — Map (db m107801) HM
Bunker Hill Universalist Church
The Bunker Hill Society was organized about 1845 and fellowshipped in 1854. A frame meeting house, capable of seating 300, was dedicated in 1855. Thirty people united with the church . . . — — Map (db m107789) HM
Rev. George Messenger and his congregation built
the first Universalist Church on this site. It was
dedicated during a state convention of Universalists
in Woodstock in June 1844. In 1893, Rev. John A.
Carpenter was instrumental in erecting a . . . — — Map (db m85116) HM
In 1823, Asher and Abigail Coe migrated from Connecticut and settled here. By mid-century the Coe family operated the second largest dairy farm in Ohio. Their home was used as a post office in 1843. The Universalist Church, built in 1847 at . . . — — Map (db m43341) HM
The Universalist religious movement spread across Ohio as the state was settled in the 1800s. Universalists proclaimed a loving God and universal salvation. Believers were sometimes scorned as “no-Hell-ers.” Olmsted’s First Universalist . . . — — Map (db m134225) HM
From 1829 to 1842, the northern region of Olmsted Township was called Frostville. It was named by Elias C. Frost, who operated a post office in his farmhouse located at what became the intersection of Kennedy Ridge and Columbia Roads in North . . . — — Map (db m136817) HM
Congregation gathered 1852
Church Dedicated October 18, 1868
Renovated and rededicated:
December 4, 1904
Erected on land donated by Jinks Morey, Universalist and founder of Morey's Corners, now Lyons, Ohio.
Oldest Royalton Township . . . — — Map (db m175858) HM
Chartered in 1852 by the Christian Church and later a Unitarian institution, Antioch College opened with educational pioneer Horace Mann as its first president. One of the earliest co-educational colleges in the United States, from its inception . . . — — Map (db m12471) HM
Gaines High School. In 1866, Gaines High School (grades 7-12), one of the first high schools for African Americans in Ohio, opened just west of this site in the same building as the Western District Elementary School, completed in 1859 and . . . — — Map (db m23956) HM
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