Unitarian Memorial Church, Fairhaven

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Unitarian Memorial Church is a historic church on 102 Green Street in Fairhaven, Massachusetts, home to the Unitarian Universalist Society of Fairhaven.
The congregation was founded as the Washington Street Christian Church in 1819, and called its first minister in 1840. The Reverend Jordinn Nelson Long is its currently serving minister, and the Society President is Lawrence DeSalvatore. UUSF is a member congregation of the Boston-based Unitarian Universalist Association, and a designated GLBTQA Welcoming Congregation, a UUA Honor Congregation, and a part of the Green Sanctuary movement. Services are held in the neo-Gothic sanctuary at 10:30 a.m. from September through mid-June each year. The church was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1996.
The Unitarian Memorial Church in Fairhaven Massachusetts was built, financed and donated to the Unitarians in 1904 by Henry H. Rogers in memory of his mother, Mary Eldredge Huttleston. The church was designed by Boston architect Charles Brigham in a Gothic Revival style. It is one hundred fourteen feet in height, one hundred feet long in body and fifty-three feet wide. The nave is thirty-two feet wide and seventy-one feet long. The main aisle is sixty-two feet long and six feet wide. The church, parish house and former parsonage (now Harrop Center) of the Unitarian Society are so placed as to form three sides of a quadrangle, set among well-kept lawns and shrubbery. Granite (locally quarried) with Indiana limestone decorative carvings dominate the exterior while marble and limestone carvings dominate the interior. All stonework artistry was created by forty-five Italian craftsmen brought to Fairhaven by Rogers.
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  • From the mosaic floors in the entryways to the beautifully carved wooden figures at the altar, to the enormous and original organ pipes, this church is beautiful and something to explore and marvel...  more »
  • This is one of the very most beautiful churches in the area. Craftsmen from all over Europe were sent to work on it. Even if you don't have time to visit when the church is open, just walk around...  more »
  • Beautiful church with amazing architecture. Highly recommend checking it out.
  • This cathedral is an architectural gem of the Southcoast. Sunday services are thought-provoking and a perfect chance to step off the hamster wheel for an hour. Very welcoming.

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