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front Interior of the First Church of Deerfield
c. 1910
Built in 1824, outside the central common in Deerfield, Massachusetts, this was the fifth meeting house and the first to be used "solely for worship," and not also for town meetings.
front First Church of Deerfield Interior
The lack of ornament, the box pews, and the dominance of the pulpit are all reminders of the colonial time period in the 1920 refurbishing of the Deerfield, Massachusetts, 1824 meeting house during the Colonial Revival.
front Holy Name of Jesus Church
c. 1929
The Holy Name of Jesus Church, founded in 1929 in South Deerfield, Massachusetts, is a member of the Polish National Catholic Church of America.
front St. James / Monument Church
The Monument Church building dates from 1848 and was originally a Congregational Church named "Monument" because of its location next to the historical 1675 Bloody Brook Battle Monument.
front Fourth Meeting House (1729-1824)
c. 1830
Nathaniel Hitchcock (1812-1900) drew from memory the Fourth Meeting House of Deerfield, Massachusetts, in 1830.
front Brick Church

The new brick meetinghouse the town of Deerfield, Massachusetts, built in 1824 was the first to be used "exclusively for worship."
front "White Church Deerfield Mass Built 1838"

When the Congregational Church in Deerfield, Massachusetts, began hiring Unitarian ministers, some unhappy members left to form their own church.
front Clock works
c. 1744
These clock works ran the clock in the Congregational Meetinghouse in Deerfield, Massachusetts, in the 18th century.
front St. Stanislaus
By 1900 one in every ten Catholics in America was of Polish origin.
document "Pews in Deerfield meeting house first Parish- sold December 1824"
Pews in New England Congregational meeting houses were considered real estate. When Deerfield rebuilt its meeting house in 1824, pews were auctioned to families.


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