Elias Carter, architect

Elias Carter was a Worcester (MA), architect and house-builder active in central/western Massachusetts in the early 1800s. 

His first church commission was at Brimfield (1805), but the building has since been replaced. His Templeton (MA) church, built in 1810, was replicated along a string of meetinghouses extending 60 miles north to Newport (NH) in 1822. His church at Mendon (MA), built in 1820, was also widely copied throughout the area. Both had distinctive steeple designs.

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