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Built in 1816 as a home for the aged members of the community, by 1877 the building had become the Trustees Office. As such it was the center of contact between Believers and the "world's" people.
The sign reveals two of the functions of the Office-post office and store. Sister Eleanor Philbrick (1899-1976) sent out the last piece of mail from the Sabbathday Lake post office on June 30, 1955. The Shaker Store is still in operation.
About This Item
- Title: Trustees' Office, Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village, ca. 1915
- Creator: Wilson, Delmer Charles
- Creation Date: circa 1915
- Subject Date: circa 1915
- Local Name: Sabbathday Lake
- Town: New Gloucester
- County: Cumberland
- State: ME
- Media: Black and white print; glass plate negative
- Local Code: GP-171
- Object Type: Image
For more information about this item, contact:United Society of Shakers
707 Shaker Road, New Gloucester, ME 04260
Cross Reference Searches
LC Subject Headings
- United Society of Shakers--Maine--New Gloucester--Sabbathday Lake
- Shakers--Missions--Maine--Sabbathday Lake
- Christian communities
- Shakers--Social life and customs
- Shaker architecture--Photographs
- Post offices--Maine--Sabbathday Lake
- Architecture, Buildings & monuments
- Delmer Charles Wilson
- New Hampshire
- Religion & philosophy
- Religious community
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