1838The Methodist Church was built in Riverdale.People and Communities, Arts and Culture, Location and Setting, Buildings & Architecture, Religion

The Methodist Church and Wheeler’s Point in Riverdale, c. 1870s,. Procter Brothers, Cape Ann Scenery Artistic Series No. 2, Cape Ann Museum Library & Archives, Photo 00292
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The second Methodist society built the church after Samuel Curtis donated the land. The bell, which was purchased from the Congregational Church in Rockport is the same one that rang the alarm to the citizens of Sandy Bay when the British frigate Nymph bombarded the town during the War of 1812.

Hurd, D. Hamilton (Duane Hamilton) ed. History of Essex County, Massachusetts, with Biographical Sketches of Many of Its Pioneers and Prominent Men. Philadelphia, J. W. Lewis & Co., 1888, http://archive.org/details/historyofessexco01hurd. The Fisheries of Gloucester from the First Catch by the English in 1623, to the Centennial Year, 1876. Gloucester, Procter Brothers, 1876, http://archive.org/details/fisheriesofglouc00glourich.
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