West Durham Methodist

United Methodist Church, West Durham, Maine
United Methodist Church, West Durham, Maine

In West Durham, Maine, this Methodist church was built some time around the 1840s, though it’s not known for sure.  The Greek Revival style of the building supports that thought, though some in the area believe it dates back to the early 19th-century and was altered in style a few decades later.   Records indicate it was modified in 1867 to add additional Greek  and Italianate elements to the church as well as heating stoves and other conveniences.  Electricity was later added in 1955. The church doesn’t appear to be in use today, but it is included on the National Register of Historic Places.  It’s also located next to the childhood home of the writer Stephen King.  And if he happens to own an old red pick up truck, it may have been him driving by when I was taking these photos…

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