Sunday, February 17, 2008

A History Of The First Congregational Society

Here's another online book that is far easier to link to than copy out and post here. It's a nice source of historical nuggets from the first church to be established in Jamaica Plain, now the Unitarian Universalist church at the Monument on Centre street. Said nuggets include: the pew of Benjamin Bussey had a canopy over it; when the new church was built in 1853, a box of papers was put in the cornerstone - a picture of the old meeting house, deeds, registers, newspapers, and coins of the day. What ever happened to the box, I wonder... And not but not least, the silver tankards, flagons and cups that had been given by church members over the years were melted down, to be remade in modern patterns some time around the 1850s. Nice!


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