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Category: Religion & Philosophy, Places of Worship & Related Buildings

Historical Items

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Item 202

Maine Street, Brunswick, ca. 1870

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1870 Location: Brunswick Media: Photographic print

Item 1215

Federal Street, looking toward Congress Street, Portland, ca. 1882

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1882 Location: Portland Media: Photographic print

Item 6042

Old Congregational Church, Saco, ca. 1860

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1860 Location: Saco Media: Lithograph

Architecture & Landscape

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Item 109751

Chapel for St. Patrick's Church, Lewiston, 1909

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1909 Location: Lewiston Client: Lewiston Catholic Church Architect: Coombs and Gibbs Architects

Item 109975

Rectory for St. Paul's Church, Portland, ca. 1900

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1900 Location: Portland Client: St. Paul's Church Architect: Frederick A. Tompson

Item 109096

All Souls Church School, Bangor, 1953

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1953 Location: Bangor Client: All Souls Church Architect: Eaton W. Tarbell

Online Exhibits

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West Baldwin Methodist Church

The West Baldwin Methodist Church, founded in 1826, was one of three original churches in Baldwin. While its location has remained the same, the church has undergone numerous changes to serve the changing community.


La Basilique Lewiston

Like many cities in France, Lewiston and Auburn's skylines are dominated by a cathedral-like structure, St. Peter and Paul Church. Now designated a basilica by the Vatican, it stands as a symbol of French Catholic contributions to the State of Maine.


Anshe Sfard, Portland's Early Chassidic Congregation

Chassidic Jews who came to Portland from Eastern Europe formed a congregation in the late 19th century and, in 1917, built a synagogue -- Anshe Sfard -- on Cumberland Avenue in Portland. By the early 1960s, the congregation was largely gone. The building was demolished in 1983.

Site Pages

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Lincoln, Maine - Mills & Paper Industry - Page 2 of 2

"Mills & Paper Industry The Mill Through Time Lincoln Paper & Tissue, 2010 photo courtesy of Roger Stevens X The mill has manufactured…"

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Lincoln, Maine - Mills & Paper Industry - Page 1 of 2

"Mills & Paper Industry Beginnings Text by George King, Lincoln Historical Society Sorting gap, North Lincoln, 1910Lincoln Historical Society…"

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Lincoln, Maine - That Pioneer Spirit

"That Pioneer Spirit written by Bonnie Gray and Dottie Murchison revisions by Jeannette King, Mark Koscuiszka, Julie Housum, and Donna Vigue…"

My Maine Stories

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Surprise Preacher in Corinna
by Sarah Mount Elewononi

What the wife of Rev. Wright did when she found out she was expected to preach on short notice.


Jim Murphy-living a multi-dimensional life
by Biddeford Cultural & Heritage Center Voices of Biddeford project

Life influences: Irish/Quebec ancestry, seminary, Navy, community businesses and organizations.


Reverend Thomas Smith of First Parish Portland
by Kristina Minister, Ph.D.

Pastor, Physician, Real Estate Speculator, and Agent for Wabanaki Genocide

Lesson Plans

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Lesson Plan

Bicentennial Lesson Plan

Building Community/Community Buildings

Grade Level: 6-8 Content Area: Social Studies
Where do people gather? What defines a community? What buildings allow people to congregate to celebrate, learn, debate, vote, and take part in all manner of community activities? Students will evaluate images and primary documents from throughout Maine’s history, and look at some of Maine’s earliest gathering spaces and organizations, and how many communities established themselves around certain types of buildings. Students will make connections between the community buildings of the past and the ways we express identity and create communities today.