Durham Congregational

First Congregational Church of Durham, Durham, Maine
First Congregational Church of Durham Maine

Probably the youngest of the churches I photographed on a recent Maine trip, Durham’s First Congregational Church was built in 1951.

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North Pownal Methodist

North Pownal United Methodist Church, Maine
North Pownal United Methodist Church, Maine

North Pownal’s church was built in 1843.  About a century later (1940), several changes were made, including shifting the building a bit to face the main road.  A steeple was also added and a bell installed in the tower a few months later.

Elijah Kellogg

Elijah Kellogg Congregational Church, Harpswell, Maine
Elijah Kellogg Congregational Church, Harpswell, Maine

They were closing down the one through street in Harpswell, Maine for a parade, so I only took a couple of quick photos before having to turn around and head back up Harpswell Neck .  Elijah Kellogg Church is on the National Register of Historic Places and was built in 1843.  It’s considered a transitional Greek Revival – Gothic Revival style church.  The arch above the door is considered Gothic, the rest of the design Greek, including the Doric corner pilasters.   The church is named after a Maine clergyman and author of children’s books who was also the church’s first pastor.

 

South Congregational

South Congregational Church, Kennebunkport, Maine
South Congregational Church, Kennebunkport, Maine

Founded in 1838, the South Congregational Church of Kennebunkport, Maine is not as old as the church building itself.  The building dates from 1824 and was owned by First Church which was a little over a mile away.  The portico was added in 1912 and there have been various interior changes as well. It does still have the original 1824 clock which rings on the hour.

 

 

Prospect Harbor Methodist

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Prospect Harbor United Methodist Church, Prospect Harbor, Maine

The Methodist Episcopal Church of Prospect Harbor Maine was built in 1904.  They’ve made some updates as repairs became necessary such as replacing part of the church foundation with a brick wall in 1981.  It’s an active church and the most recent and controversial addition is a digital sign added to the front of the property.  There’s a surprisingly detailed story about it at this newspaper link so it must be worth adding a photo below.

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Prospect Harbor’s New Digital Sign

Sewall Memorial

Sewall Memorial Congregational Church, Robbinston, Maine
Sewall Memorial Congregational Church, Robbinston, Maine

The historic Sewall Memorial Congregational Church was built in 1911 to replace an earlier (1841) version destroyed by a lightning strike in 1910.   The church was originally known as Robbinston (Maine) Congregational Church but was renamed for a pastor whose family helped fund the rebuilding of the structure. It’s a late Victorian style wood frame building with a pryamidal roof and large, lancet-arched stained glass window on the front.  The sides of the church have smaller arched windows.  In 2012 it was included on the National Register of Historic Places.