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The New Meeting House Built

The present Congregational Church, known for its graceful spire, was built in 1771. The spire, which can be seen above the treetops for miles around, has become a symbol of Farmington. “In Farmington stands a meeting house,” Edmund Sinnot wrote, “that has a spire regarded by many as the most beautiful in New England.”

The church and spire were built by Capt. Woodruff, a self-taught carpenter and architect. Woodruff built several houses in town, including one at 4 High Street that became a tavern after the Revolutionary War, and another at 66 Main Street, which was once a meeting place for abolitionists.

Photo by Brooke Martin

  1771  /  Timeline  /  Last Updated October 14, 2014 by swillett  /