1888: The Old Bell

(Photo Credit: Walter Masson)

In 1888, the church raised $500 by special subscription to purchase a 2,000 lb bell for the new building’s belfry. The bell survived the fire of 1924, and was hung in the steeple of the new sanctuary in 1954.

Source: The History of the Evangelical Congregational Church of Needham, Massachusetts as compiled by Edmund W. Trowbridge, Church Historian, 1957.

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