Contributed by: McArthur Public Library Date: 1839-05-18 Location: Saco; Biddeford Media: Ink on paper
The West Baldwin Methodist Church, founded in 1826, was one of three original churches in Baldwin. While its location has remained the same, the church has undergone numerous changes to serve the changing community.
Images taken by itinerant photographers for Eastern Illustrating and Publishing Company, a real photo postcard company, provide a unique look at industry, commerce, recreation, tourism, and the communities of Washington County in the early decades of the twentieth century.
… all who chose to occupy them, and a tier of wall pews in the rear… The pulpit… was elevated according to the custom which prevailed in those times…
… Benjamin and Judith Bussey in 1826, contained 78 pews valued at $4066. In 1847 the Thomaston Academy building was built to the east of the church.