Architectural History Minute
First Baptist Church
Founded: 1820 Built 1890, Designed: William Henry Miller
“Founded after the harvest season of 1821 by 23 people in Danby, New York, the church moved a few miles north to Ithaca in 1826. The first home for the First Baptist Church in Ithaca was built in 1831, with a young Ezra Cornell serving as one of the carpenters. Upon the building’s destruction by fire in 1854, a second structure was built and used until the growing community required a larger building.………….”
Read the rest of the History Here: http://firstbaptistithaca.org/history.html
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