Abyssinian Church, Portland, ca. 1890
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The Abyssinian Church at the corner of Mountfort and Newbury streets, established in 1828, served as the spiritual, geographic and social center for Portland's African-American community.
In 1900 antiquarian Charles Q. Goodhue put memory to paper in this sketch of the Abyssinian Church as it appeared before the Civil War. The church was in use until 1916.
Green Memorial A.M.E. Zion Church on Sheridan Street carried forward the 19th century legacy of service and community.
- Title: Abyssinian Church, Portland, ca. 1890
- Creator: Goodhue, Charles Quincy
- Creation Date: circa 1890
- Subject Date: circa 1890
- Town: Portland
- County: Cumberland
- State: ME
- Media: pencil
- Local Code: 3819*
- Object Type: Image
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Maine Historical Society
489 Congress Street, Portland, ME 04101
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