Richmond Street Congregational Church

Richmond and Pine St. Providence RI


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Central Baptist Church is located on High, corner of Burrill street. This society was organized in 1805, with the Rev. Mr. Cornell as its first pastor. The first services of this society were held in the Richmond Street Congregational Church. In July, 1806, public services were changed to the 'old town-house'. In March, 1807, the church purchased a lot of land on Pine Street, and a house of worship was immediately erected, and dedicated in June, 1807. It was subsequently destroyed by the flood of Sept. 23, 1815. It was, however, replaced by a new structure, costing $10,000, and was dedicated Nov. 14, 1816. Present membership is five hundred and twenty-eight. Source - Ecclesiastical History of Providence 1898 This location is currently the rear west side PPAC