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Long Society Meetinghouse
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Nearest city Preston, Connecticut
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Area 2 acres (0.81 ha)
Built 1819
Governing body Private
Long Society Meeting House Interior
Interior

The Long Society Meetinghouse is a historic church building on Long Society Road in Preston, Connecticut. It is one of only about a dozen surviving colonial "broad side" meeting houses, and is the last example surviving in Connecticut that has not been altered from that configuration by the addition of a tower or relocation of its entrance or pulpit. The meeting house was built from 1817 to 1819 on the site of an earlier meetinghouse, incorporating some elements of the earlier building. The meeting house was used both as a church and for civic functions, the reason for its plain, not overtly religious appearance.

The building was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1976.


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