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First Parish meeting house, Portland, ca. 1821

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First Parish meeting house, Portland, ca. 1821

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This engraving shows the first church established in Portland (then Falmouth). Building for this church began in 1720 on the north corner of India and Middle streets in Portland.

This building was known as "Old Jerusalem." In 1825 a larger church was constructed near this building, but of granite, and the wooden building was taken down.

Other Information

  • Title: First Parish meeting house, Portland, ca. 1821
  • Creation Date: circa 1821
  • Subject Date: circa 1821
  • Town: Portland
  • County: Cumberland
  • State: ME
  • Media: Ink on paper
  • Dimensions (cm): 21 x 12
  • Local Code: MK P837s.1d c. 3
  • Object Type: Image

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Maine Historical Society
489 Congress Street, Portland, ME 04101
(207) 774-1822

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