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    First Church in Cambridge, Congregational

    11 Garden Street
    Cambridge, MA 02138

    Official Website

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    The 6th meeting house of the First Church in Cambridge, built in 1871, is a stone building at the corner of Garden and Mason Streets. The brass cockerel atop the tower overlooks the Cambridge Common and keeps a watchful eye on Harvard Yard, two blocks away.

    The exterior of the building illustrates the early Gothic revival period while the sanctuary interior is eclectic with Victorian, Byzantine, and contemporary elements. The stained...

    The 6th meeting house of the First Church in Cambridge, built in 1871, is a stone building at the corner of Garden and Mason Streets. The brass cockerel atop the tower overlooks the Cambridge Common and keeps a watchful eye on Harvard Yard, two blocks away.

    The exterior of the building illustrates the early Gothic revival period while the sanctuary interior is eclectic with Victorian, Byzantine, and contemporary elements. The stained glass windows by the Tiffany, Lafarge and Cummings studios provide a colorful and lively environment.

    In the 1920s there was a major addition to the church: the Parish House with the chapel, offices, classrooms and meeting halls were added. The building is not only the focus for a worshiping congregation, but also functions as a center for the surrounding Cambridge community housing a nursery school, homeless shelter, and other compatible activities.



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