17th-century churches in the U.S.

Each of the earliest colonial denominations has a typical building still standing from the seventeenth century: Spanish missions in the Southwest, Anglicans in Virginia and Maryland, Puritans in New England, Quakers in the Mid-Atlantic, Dutch Reformed in New Netherland, Lutherans in New Sweden.

San Estevan del Rey, Acoma Pueblo, NM, 1629-42 / wiki / photos / NRHP
Ruins of fourth Jamestown church tower, 1639?-1700, Jamestown, VA / wiki / photos / HJO / NPS /
Old Trinity, Church Creek, MD, 1671? / site / SUSA / Barley / Flickrphotos
Old Ship Church, Hingham, MA, 1681 / wiki / photos / NRHP
St. Luke’s, Smithfield, VA, 1682 / wiki / photos / NRHP
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Third Haven Meeting House, Easton, MD, 1684 / wiki / TCFL / SAH / MSA
Old Dutch Church, Sleepy Hollow, NY, 1684 / wiki / photos
Old Quaker Meeting House, Flushing, NY, 1694 / wiki / photos / NRHP
Holy Trinity (Old Swedes’) Church, Wilmington, DE, 1698-99 / wiki / photos
Gloria Dei (Old Swedes’) Church, Philadelphia, 1698-1700 / wiki / photos
Great Friends Meeting House, Newport, RI, 1699 / wiki / NRHP / photos / Flickr / NHS
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Portsmouth Friends Meetinghouse, Portsmouth, RI, 1699-1702 / wiki / NRHP

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