First Parish Congregational Church of Saco, ca. 1900

Description

This church was built 1863 on the site of original church that had been built in 1805 and destroyed by fire in 1860. Located at 12 Beach St. (corner of Main St.) it was designed by Boston architect John Stevens. Built in the Romanesque & Italianate style with unique features such as the 126 foot spire with a 4 faced clock and a recast Paul Revere bell that had been in the original church. It is the first church nationally that would serve communion in individual cups. (In 2000, the church would again be desroyed by fire and rebuilt, expanded and opened in 2005).


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