Historical Tidbit: The Beginnings of a Whitman Unitarian Church
On September 19, 1884, a group of woman met in their house for a discussion. The discussion was the start of the Unitarian Aid Society, a group that became popular in Whitman, MA. As the group became bigger there was the need for another location. They moved to the G. A. R. in Whitman, MA.
The group became official in 1886 on September 18 with the name “First Unitarian Society of Whitman”.
The next year, a plot of land on the corner of South Avenue and Marble Street was donated to the society by Baylies Wood, A. E. Stetson, and C. D. Reed.
The construction of the church was started the year after that. The society no longer exists today, but the building is still there. If you look at the map below you can see the building pictured above.
Respectfully Submitted, Gregory Venezia
Historic Whitman, Massachusetts (available at the Whitman Public Library)
heritagecos.com (image of market & deli)