1850The Baptist Church was built at Pleasant and Middle Streets.People and Communities, Arts and Culture, Location and Setting, Buildings & Architecture, Religion

Middle Street looking west from Pleasant Street with the rebuilt Baptist Church on the right, c. 1872. Courtesy of Cape Ann Museum Library & Archives, Photo 00202
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The previous church building on Pleasant Street had become too small for the growing congregation. It was sold to the Catholic community. The new church was in the process of a renovation when it burned down in 1869.

Pringle, James R. History of the Town and City of Gloucester, Cape Ann, Massachusetts. Published by the City of Gloucester Archives Committee and the Ten Pound Island Book Co., 1997.
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