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Three Churches Added To New Hampshire Preservation List

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The state has added three churches to the New Hampshire Register of Historic Places.

The New Hampshire Division of Historical Resources has announced that Nashua's St. Francis Xavier Church, Farmington's First Congregational Church and the Federal-style Congregational Church in Wentworth have been added to the list.

St. Francis was built in 1898 for the industrial city's growing Franco-American community. Built in a Norman Gothic Revival style, it's considered the most ambitious church designed by Timothy O'Connell.

The Farmington church, which hosts the town clock, was built in the Gothic Revival style and features beautiful stained glass windows. It's the earliest identified commission for architect Frederick Nathaniel Footman.

The Wentworth church is a landmark located on the town common and stands out for its prominent three-stage tower.

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