Contributed by Greater Rumford Area Historical Society
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The interior of the Congregational Church in Rumford Point is adorned with Trompe L’oeil ("trick the eye") paintings. Note the appearance of arched hallway behind the altar. The artist may have been Jonathan Adams Bartlett, 1817-1902, who was a folk artist living on the South Rumford side of the Androscoggin River, or Charles J. Schumacher of Portland, who is known to have painted similar murals in a now-demolished church in Mayville, near Bethel.
This historic church sits at the junction of State Route 5 and U.S. Route 2 in Rumford. The Greek Revival church building was built in 1865; it was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1985.
About This Item
- Title: Interior of Congregational Church, Rumford Point, 1909
- Creation Date: 1909
- Subject Date: 1909
- Local Name: Rumford Point
- Town: Rumford
- County: Oxford
- State: ME
- Media: Photographic print
- Object Type: Image
For more information about this item, contact:Greater Rumford Area Historical Society
145 Congress Street, Rumford, ME 04276
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