New Union Church, Vinalhaven, 1899

Contributed by Maine Historical Society


Architecture commission for an unknown client at 25 East Main Street in Vinalhaven, ME, 1899. The commission is associated with John Calvin Stevens. This item is part of the Stevens Architects drawings and records collection.

The Union Church of Vinalhaven is a historic church on East Main Street in the center of Vinalhaven, Maine. Built by Otto Nelson in 1899, it is a high quality example of Shingle style architecture, designed by Maine's best-known architect of the turn of the 20th century and one of its major promoters, John Calvin Stevens. Stevens was a major promoter of the Shingle style, and this church is an excellent example of the style. It was built to replace an earlier structure, built in 1860 when Vinalhaven was a major granite quarrying and shipping center. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1984.

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  • Title: New Union Church, Vinalhaven, 1899
  • Address: 25 East Main Street, Vinalhaven, Knox County, ME
  • Creation Date: 1899
  • Subject Date: 1899
  • Primary Architects: John Calvin Stevens
  • Object Type: Text and Image
  • Subtype: architectural drawing
  • Media/Genre: floor plans; elevations; cross sections; architectural elements;
  • Materials: graphite on tracing paper; graphite on linen; ink on linen;
  • Local Code: Coll. 209, 5-A-10
  • Collection: Stevens Architects drawings and records collection
  • Number of items in commission: 28

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Maine Historical Society
485 Congress Street, Portland, ME 04101
(207) 774-1822 x230

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