Beneficent Congregational Church

300 Weybosset St., Providence, Rhode Island


Beneficent Congregational Church

1. Historic American Buildings Survey, Arthur W. LeBoeuf, Photographer, 1937 NORTH ELEVATION.

Photo from the Historic American Buildings Survey

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Street View 


This large building is the second meeting house of the second Congregational Church organized in Providence. This church is the oldest on the west side of the Providence River, both in organization and age of its meeting house. The Greek Revival alterations to the dome, portico, and interior were completed in 1836 under the auspices of James C. Bucklin, architect. -- Historic American Buildings Survey (HABS RI-210)

National Register information 

Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on January 13, 1972
Reference number
Architectural style
Mid 19th Century Revival: Exotic Revival
Areas of significance
Architecture; Religion
Level of significance
Evaluation criteria
A - Event; C - Design/Construction
Property type
Historic function
Religious structure
Current function
Religious structure
Periods of significance
1800-1824; 1825-1849
Significant years
1809; 1836

Update Log 

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