Town Hall, Topsham, ca. 1910

Contributed by Penobscot Marine Museum


Around 1910 the Town Hall had recently relocated to the former First Parish Congregational Church building at the intersection of Elm Street and Green Street. The building was designed by architect Samuel Melcher and constructed for the church in 1837.

As the Town Hall it served as the government center as well as a community center, with dances, plays, and many social activities. The building was destroyed due to an accidental fire in 1963. The steeple bell was salvaged and relocated for permanent display in front of the Town Hall at 100 Main Street.

Samuel Melcher also designed the United Baptist Church, built in 1835 on the corner of Elm and Main Streets in Topsham.

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About This Item

  • Title: Town Hall, Topsham, ca. 1910
  • Creator: Eastern Illustrating & Publishing Co.
  • Creation Date: circa 1910
  • Subject Date: circa 1910
  • Location: Topsham, Sagadahoc County, ME
  • Media: Glass Plate Negative
  • Dimensions: 12.7 cm x 17.8 cm
  • Local Code: LB2008.19.115998
  • Collection: Eastern Illustrating & Publishing Co.
  • Object Type: Image

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