The Baptist church is one of the older examples of its kind in Vermont. Its congregation grew significantly enough between 1797 and 1816 to necessitate the additional construction of a meeting house. During this time, the Church opposed Freemasonry and strongly discouraged its members from joining a Masonic lodge. Later in the 19th century, the Church elaborated its antislavery position, asserting in 1842 that Where slavery is contrary to the letter and spirit of-the Gospel and
consequently a sin against God, therefore, resolved that we will not hold
in Church fellowship slave holding Churches or any brother or sister
who is a member of such until they have given evidence of reformation (Clark, p. 41; quoted in Cote, p. 3, section 8).
The Addison Baptist Church received a Greek Revival makeover in 1849, and it retains this appearance today.