Plymouth Church of the Pilgrims

Plymouth Church of the Pilgrims

Infobox_nrhp | name =Plymouth Church of the Pilgrims
nrhp_type = nhl
locmapin = New York

caption =
location= 57 Orange Street, Brooklyn, New York
lat_degrees = 40 | lat_minutes = 41 | lat_seconds = 57.4 | lat_direction = N
long_degrees = 73 | long_minutes = 59 | long_seconds = 36.8 | long_direction = W
area =
built =1849
architect= Sherman Day; J.C. Wells
designated= July 4, 1961 cite web|url=
title=Plymouth Church of the Pilgrims|date=2007-09-18|work=National Historic Landmark summary listing|publisher=National Park Service
added = October 15, 1966cite web|url=|title=National Register Information System|date=2007-01-23|work=National Register of Historic Places|publisher=National Park Service]
governing_body = Private

Plymouth Church of the Pilgrims is a church in Brooklyn Heights, Brooklyn, New York City. It was a station of the Underground Railroad, and the pulpit of Henry Ward Beecher, its first pastor. There is a fragment of Plymouth Rock in the church.

The church was named a National Historic Landmark in 1966.,citation|title=PDFlink| [ National Register of Historic Places Inventory-Nomination: Plymouth Church of the Pilgrims] |589 KiB |author=Susanne Hand and Constance Grieff|date=December 20, 1984|publisher=National Park Service and PDFlink| [ "Accompanying 21 photos, exterior and interior, from 1959, 1975, 1984, and undated"] |2.36 MiB ]

Today the church is a member of the National Association of Congregational Christian Churches.

On the grounds of the church, located at 75 Hicks Street, there is a statue of Beecher by sculptor Gutzon Borglum.


External links

* [ Plymouth Church of the Pilgrims (official site)]
* [ Plymouth Church of the Pilgrims site on "Aboard the Underground Railroad", National Park Service tour list]
* [ Henry Ward Beecher (1813-1887), at the Lincoln Institute's Mr. Lincoln and New York]


* Debby Applegate, "The Most Famous Man in America: The Biography of Henry Ward Beecher" (Doubleday, June 2006).

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