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Round Church

Richmond, Vermont
County of Chittenden.
Bridge Street
National Register Number: 74000355
Resource type: Building.
Property type: Religious facility. The threat level was Satisfactory in
Congressional District: VT-at-Large Certified Local Government: NO
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Current use/information: Restored and open to the public..

Statement of Significance (as of designation - June 19, 1996):
The Round Church, built in 1812-1813, is a rare, well-preserved example of a sixteen-sided meetinghouse. Richmond architect and builder William Rhodes displayed a level of skill and imagination that is normally reserved for "high style" architects. Traditionally, 18th and 19th century meetinghouses were rectangular or occasionally square in form. Recently restored, the Round Church is significant as an exceptional, and possibly sole, surviving example of an early 19th century sixteen-sided meeting house.

Church has recently received a new roof and exterior and interior painting.

Grant for $10K from Preservation Trust of VT to help with the cost of a new roof.

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