So, why two doors? Originally, men sat on one side of the church and women on the other. Thus, it was easier to have two doors to enter and exit.
This church is known by a few names. Whiting Union Church, Whiting Meetinghouse and now it’s the Whiting Community Church. Regardless of its many names, its history is similar to so many other places of worship I have filmed.
“Residents constructed the Whiting Union Church in 1811 to serve as both a town assembly hall and a place of worship for local Baptists, Congregationalists, and other sects. In 1832 the church was remodeled in the Greek Revival style. In 1843 the Baptists left the union and constructed their own Greek Revival style church across the road…
Hezekiah Scovel erected the Whiting meetinghouse in 1811 in Whiting village. In 1832 residents remodeled it, adding the projecting central pavilion, two-stage belfry tower and steeple, and Greek Revival style entries, corner pilasters, and full entablature at the eaves.” – PP 4 and 5