Kitchener Public Library Digital Collections
Bridgeport Free Church and cemetery


Description
Media Type:
Image
Item Type:
Photographs
Description:
Black and white photograph showing the rear view of the Free Church and cemetery, located at 76 Bloomingdale Road, Bridgeport, Ontario. Gravestones are visible in the foreground.
Notes:
This church was built in 1848 on land donated by John U. Tyson. On 10 September 1851, the first German Baptist congregation in Canada was organized here by the Rev. August Rauschenbusch. This congregation was to become the forerunner of the Benton Street Baptist Church in Berlin/Kitchener. Worship services were held regularly at the church until 1955 when the community assumed ownership of the building and donated it to the Boy Scouts for use. The Boys Scouts continued to meet at this location until 1968, when the front entrance was damaged by fire.

The church and cemetery are designated as a heritage building and property.
Inscriptions:
Reverse: Free Church 1848 Bridgeport
Mar 1966 FWRD
Date of Original:
Mar 1966
Date Of Event:
Mar 1966
Dimensions:
Width: 8.9 cm
Height: 8.9 cm
Image Dimensions:
Image Width: 7.6cm
Image Height: 7.7cm
Subject(s):
Local identifier:
P000897
Collection:
Waterloo Historical Society
Geographic Coverage:
  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 43.4824144922652 Longitude: -80.4731369018555
Copyright Statement:
Protected by copyright: Uses other than research or private study require the permission of the rightsholder(s). Responsibility for obtaining permissions and for any use rests exclusively with the user.
Terms of Use:
If you would like to obtain a digital or print copy of this image, please see KPL's Photographic Reproduction Policy at http://www.kpl.org/localhistory/photographs
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Bridgeport Free Church and cemetery


Black and white photograph showing the rear view of the Free Church and cemetery, located at 76 Bloomingdale Road, Bridgeport, Ontario. Gravestones are visible in the foreground.