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Huebener Brick no. 44 First Baptist Church, Neponset
Huebener Brick no. 44 First Baptist Church
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 The first building of the First Baptist Church was located on Chickatawbut Street where Bowman Street now intersects.

The Edward A. Huebener collection of over 100 bricks originally collected by Mr. Huebener exhibits brick paintings of the houses from which the bricks came. The bricks have upon them painted scenes of (mostly) old Dorchester houses and landmarks. To see a list of all the bricks, choose the term Architecture in the list at the left of the screen and choose the first subsection -- the Edward A. Huebener Brick Collection and scroll to the bottom of that page to see icons for all the bricks.

Map detail 1889 First Baptist Church
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 The original of this brick was lost when it was loaned for an exhibition. The replacement brick was painted by Bruno Gizzi in the 1980s.

The first service was held July 12, 1835, and in December 1836 the First Baptist Parish Society was organized. The Church was recognized by the Council on June 7, 1837, and the First Baptist Society in Dorchester was officially formed in Neponset Hall. The following year, the first meeting-house of the Society was erected on Chickatawbut Street.

First Baptist Church
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 Photograph of the building represented in the brick painting.

Move to Ashmont Street
First Baptist Church 2003
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 In 1907 the Church moved to its present location at the corner of Adams and Ashmont Streets.

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First Baptist59 Chickatawbut Street59 Chickatawbut StreetHuebener Brick no. 44 First Baptist Church
First Baptist ChurchMap detail 1889 First Baptist ChurchFirst Baptist Church 2003First Baptist Church, Chickatawbut Street
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Created: June 29, 2008   Modified: April 15, 2011