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130 S CHURCH ST

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130 S CHURCH ST | Property Record | Wisconsin Historical Society
NAMES
Historic Name:FIRST CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH
Other Name:FIRST CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH
Contributing: Yes
Reference Number:10377
PROPERTY LOCATION
Location (Address):130 S CHURCH ST
County:Walworth
City:Whitewater
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PROPERTY FEATURES
Year Built:1882
Additions: 1923
Survey Date:2007
Historic Use:church
Architectural Style:Romanesque Revival
Structural System:
Wall Material:Cream Brick
Architect:David R. Jones
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Demolished?:No
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DESIGNATIONS
National/State Register Listing Name: Main Street Historic District
National Register Listing Date:12/21/1989 12:00:00 AM
State Register Listing Date:11/8/1989 12:00:00 AM
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NOTES
Additional Information:ROUND ARCHED WINDOWS. ROSE WINDOW IN GABLE. Original church was founded by Prosper Cravath and 14 early residents in July of 1840. Services were held in homes until the first frame church was built on this site in July of 1843. Land was donated by Dr. Trippe. Cost for building the 26'x36'x10 church was $467. In 1850, a new church was finished at a cost of $4,300. The Congregational Society was a joint stock company and all stock holders property could be held for debts of building. Seven members of the congregation, however, assumed $2,770 of debt. This building was replaced by a brick church in 1871 at a cost of $18,000 but it was destroyed by fire in 1881. Starting in 1923, a chancel, parlor, dining hall, kitchen, gymnasium and school were added to the 1882 church. The gymnasium and classrooms cost $31,666.
Bibliographic References:Congregational Church 125th Anniversary Bulletin 6/26/1965. Centennial Homecoming 1937, p. 27. 125th Anniversary June-July 1962, p. 45. http://wwcongregationalucc.org/documents/history%20of%20UCC.pdf
RECORD LOCATION
Wisconsin Architecture and History Inventory, Division of Historic Preservation, Wisconsin Historical Society, Madison, Wisconsin

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