Since 1972, the Avon Congregational Church meetinghouse has been listed on the National Register for Historic Places. This sign is on the front of the meetinghouse.
Our application to the National Register noted that the meetinghouse “shows the influence of Charles Bullfinch, who, with his Boston churches, moved the previously traditional side entrance to the end, where the entire gable end became the dominant feature and readily was given to decorative details.”
The National Register is the nation’s official list of cultural resources worthy of preservation, authorized under the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966. It is administered by the National Park Service, which part of the U.S. Department of the Interior. Only one other Avon location is on the National Register of Historic Places: The Pine Grove Historic District (1980).