Historic photo

Apr 14, 2018

The First Church in Belfast celebrates its 200th anniversary this year. The church was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1976 and is listed as one of Maine’s finest examples of Federal Style architecture. In addition to its architectural significance, there are other notable historic features. The Paul Revere and Son bell was installed in the belfry in 1819. It was the first bell in town. In 1836, the town clock, built by two Belfast clockmakers, Phineas P. Quimby and Timothy Chase, was installed. The Stevens tracker organ, the second organ purchased by the congregation, was installed in 1848. This real-photo postcard shows the church and grounds in the early 1900s.

 

Photograph courtesy of the Belfast Museum

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