Saturday, April 14, 2012

First Meeting House, Salem MA

First Meeting House: Memorial plaque (click to enlarge)
Salem MA is, as one of the oldest cities in the US, filled with historical sites commemorating the earliest stages of American history, as this plaque telling the story about the first meeting house that stood on this location until 1673. 
The text says:

HER STOOD FROM 1634 UNTIL 1673
THE FIRST MEETING HOUSE

ERECTED IN SALEM 
NO STRUCTURE WAS BUILT EARLIER
FOR CONGRETIONAL WORSHIP
BY A CHURCH FORMED IN AMERICA
IT WAS OCCUPIED
FOR SECULAR AS WELL AS RELIGIOUS USES
IN IT PREACHED IN SUCCESSION
I ROGER WILLIAMS III EDWARD NORRIS
II HUGH PETERS IV JOHN HIGGINSON
IT WAS ENLARGED IN 1639
WAS LAST USED FOR WORSHIP IN 1670
THE FIRST CHURCH IN SALEM
GATHERED JULY AND AUGUST 1629
HAD NO PLACE OF WORSHIP BUT THIS SPOT 
Location of the first Meeting House and Church
The first spot was here on the corner where you also find another plaque commemorating the site of the first church. it says.
THE FIRST CHURCH IN SALEM OCCUPIED THIS SPOT FROM
1634 UNTIL 1923 AND THIS BUILDING WAS ITS
FOURTH MEETING HOUSE
UPON THE UNION OF THE FIRST AND NORTH CHURCHES THE
SOCIETY HAS MET FOR WORSHIP IN THE
NORTH MEETING HOUSE
THEREAFTER KNOWN AS THE FIRST CHURCH

First Church: Memoral Plaque (Click to enlarge) 


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