Camp Grounds' Grove at Old Orchard Beach, ca. 1885

Contributed by Dyer Library Archives / Saco Museum


The gazebo with the religious banner was the center of the amphitheater that was part of the Old Orchard Beach Camp-Meeting Association that was started in 1873. Seating was approximately 7000 and the grove was said to have excellent acoustic properties. Judging from clothing this photo would have been around the 1880 - 1900 time period. The Salvation Army, who bought the Camp Grounds in 1952, started to hold their meetings there in 1885.

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  • Title: Camp Grounds' Grove at Old Orchard Beach, ca. 1885
  • Creation Date: circa 1885
  • Subject Date: circa 1885
  • Local Name: Camp Grounds
  • Town: Old Orchard Beach
  • County: York
  • State: ME
  • Media: Photographic print
  • Dimensions: 10.2 cm x 11.4 cm
  • Local Code: 21
  • Object Type: Image

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Dyer Library Archives / Saco Museum
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