Newtonville Universalist Church (Newton, Massachusetts)

newtonville - full

The Universalist church in Newtonville, Massachusetts, was the outgrowth of a missionary effort in 1870 by members of the former Newton and Watertown Universalist Society and the former Watertown Universalist Church. The first meeting of the church was in February 1871. The Newton Universalist Society was organized in April of that year, and the Newton Universalist Church was organized in February 1873. The cornerstone of the church building was laid on October 22, 1872, and it was dedicated on June 26, 1873. It was popularly known as the Newtonville Universalist Church. The society and church were dissolved in 1937. [Postcard postmarked March 20, 1912: bMS 349/5]