Centre Street Congregational Church

1. Centre Street Congregational Church
1. Centre Street Congregational Church
2. Centre Street Congregational Church
2. Centre Street Congregational Church
3. Centre Street Congregational Church
3. Centre Street Congregational Church
4. Centre Street Congregational Church
4. Centre Street Congregational Church
5. Centre Street Congregational Church
5. Centre Street Congregational Church
Built:1836-1837
Address:
9 Center Street
Machias, Maine

National Register

Architectural Styles

  • Gothic Revival
SCA, p.60
CENTRE STREET CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH

The Centre Street Congregational Church is one of the earliest Gothic Revival churches in Maine, and was built in 1836-1837. Although some people believe it to have been built by Edward Shaw, the church records indicate it was built by a "Mr. Stephenson," of whom nothing else is known. The entrance to the church is a large pointed arch flanked by two smaller arches openings. The building has elongated pointed arched windows with hooded moldings above. The octagonal spire sits on a square steeple base with a clock on each side. The corners of the tower have pilasters with pointed tops, and crenellation bordering the sides. The stained glass windows were installed in 1899. The church has a Paul Revere bell and a Tracker organ,and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The extension was added on the east end to accommodate the organ. EGS, FAB,AFN

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