Dedication services were held in the chapel. Horace Bushnell preached the sermon. The Asylum Hill Sunday School met in the chapel afterwards, and “appropriate addresses were made by several gentlemen connected with Sunday school work.” One of those speakers, Nelson Kingsbury, announced that he would give $500 toward a library for the school.
Neat little tidbit
Nelson Kingsbury was involved with the City Missionary Society, and he had supported other Sunday schools as well. I haven’t found any other connection between him and Asylum Hill Congregational Church.
Questions to pose
Where was Calvin Stowe? No Bible study today?
Swartz, Melva J., “Hill Church Will Observe Anniversary,” Hartford Courant, March 18, 1940, page 1.
Unattributed, “Asylum Hill Chapel,” Hartford Daily Courant, March 14, 1865, page 2.
Unattributed, “Fiftieth Anniversary of the Asylum Hill Congregational Church,” Hartford Courant, February 14, 1915, page X5
Unattributed, “History of the Hill Church – F. Irvin Davis Gives It in Brief,” Hartford Courant, March 2, 1908, page 4.
Unattributed, “Rev. Dr. Joseph H. Twichell Honored at Anniversary of His Church,” Hartford Courant, March 24, 1915, page 16.Related Chronicle: