Round Church

Bridge St. and Cochran Rd., Richmond, Vermont

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General View of Church

Photo taken by Rick Mattioni

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Description 

The Round Church, built in 1812-1813, is a rare, well-preserved example of a sixteen-sided meetinghouse. Richmond architect and builder William Rhodes displayed a level of skill and imagination that is normally reserved for "high style" architects. Traditionally, 18th and 19th century meetinghouses were rectangular or occasionally square in form. Recently restored, the Round Church is significant as an exceptional, and possibly sole, surviving example of an early 19th century sixteen-sided meeting house. -- National Historic Landmark statement of significance, June 19, 1996

National Register information 

Status
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on June 20, 1974
Reference number
74000355
Area of significance
Architecture
Level of significance
National
Evaluation criteria
A - Event; C - Design/Construction
Property type
Building
Historic functions
Religious structure; City hall
Current function
Meeting hall
Period of significance
1800-1824
Significant years
1812; 1813

Update Log 

  • May 23, 2020: New photos from solarconstant
  • November 20, 2012: New photos from Rick Mattioni

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