1822Baptists built their first Meeting House.People and Communities, Arts and Culture, Location and Setting, Buildings & Architecture, Religion

Theron Harvey’s receipt for a pew in the new meeting house. Courtesy of the Cape Ann Museum Library & Archives, P16, FF09
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The Baptist Society was formed in 1811 and employed their first minister, Rev. James A. Boswell in 1820. While the meeting house was occupied immediately, no pews were built until 1828.

Babson, John James, and Samuel Chandler. History of the Town of Gloucester, Cape Anne, Including the Town of Rockport. Gloucester [Mass.] Procter brothers, 1860, http://archive.org/details/historytownglou00changoog
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