The Old Stone Church is a historic structure in West Boylston, Massachusetts which was built in 1891. It was built to replace the second church of the Baptist Society in West Boylston which burned down in 1890.
Because of its striking location and simple beauty, Old Stone Church is a favorite among photographers, sightseers, and painters. The massive American flag that flies on its side adds a picturesque touch. Even if you’re not a churchgoer, you’ll enjoy a visit to this simple yet stunning waterside church in Massachusetts. It was added to the National Register of Historic Places on April 13, 1973.
On June 27, 1974, the state awarded $87,000 for the church’s roof and walls to be reinforced. The church roof and three walls fell the following month, necessitating reconstruction, which was finished in the spring of 1977. The Rededication of the Old Stone Church took place on September 25, 1983, on the occasion of the Town of West Boylston’s 175th Anniversary of Incorporation. The church’s interior is now empty and open to the public for exploration. It is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
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- Opened: 1891
- Original function: Church
- Architect(s): Unknown
- Year added to NRHP: 1973
- NRHP number: 73000329
- Status: Public
- Admission cost: Free