First Church of Christ (Farmington)

75 Main St., Farmington, Connecticut


First Church of Christ (Congregational), Main Street

Photo from the Historic American Buildings Survey

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Although moderately altered since its construction in 1771, the First Church of Christ is Connecticut's finest surviving example of a colonial meetinghouse and was the church attended by the Africans involved in the "Amistad" Affair in 1841. -- Historic American Buildings Survey (HABS CT-224)

National Register information 

Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on May 15, 1975
Reference number
NR name
First Church of Christ
Architectural style
Mid 19th Century Revival: Exotic Revival
Areas of significance
Ethnic Heritage - Black; Politics/Government; Architecture; Religion; Social History
Level of significance
Evaluation criteria
A - Event; C - Design/Construction
Property type
Historic function
Religious structure
Current function
Religious structure
Periods of significance
1750-1799; 1825-1849
Significant years
1771; 1839; 1841

Update Log 

  • October 13, 2017: New Street View added by Brian Bartlett