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Congregational Church

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1892. 300 E. Simpson St. (southeast corner of Gough St.) (NR)

This simple white frame church sits on a base of Lyons sandstone under steep gable roofs minus the steeple, which was destroyed in 1901. The three gables with bracketed eaves on the facade shelter a shallow porch. Town founder Mary Miller provided most of the construction funds and paid the minister's salary for years. The building served as an emergency hospital during the 1918 influenza epidemic and has been the community library since 1923.

Writing Credits

Author: 
Thomas J. Noel

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