First Church of Nashua // 1893

The First Congregational Church of Nashua is arguably the best example of Romanesque Revival architecture in the city. Built in 1893, the church was designed by Worcester architect Amos Cutting, who designed many significant civic and institutional buildings in the Romanesque style. The building is constructed of granite quarried from Marlboro, New Hampshire and the 118′ bell tower houses 15 bells which were exhibited at the Chicago World’s Columbian Exposition in 1893 and then purchased and given to First Church by Miss Mary P. Nutt. The church has done an amazing job preserving the historic granite structure, while building additions in the past to serve its various purposes.