Saved from demolition 50 years ago, Bath’s Winter Street Church is the masterpiece of Anthony Coombs Raymond’s long career as an architect-builder in the Bath-Brunswick area. Born in 1798, Raymond started working in Brunswick at the age of 18 in 1816. Maine Hall of 1836 on the Bowdoin College campus is his most visible surviving building in Brunswick today. In 1839 his work on the Universalist Church in Bath resulted in his moving to the community. For the next 40 years he planned and built churches and houses for Kennebec River towns, influencing architectural design from Phippsburg to Gardiner. This talk illustrates many examples of Raymond’s work with a focus on his churches, especially the Winter Street Church in Bath.
In collaboration with Sagadahoc Preservation, Inc., the History Room welcomes Maine State Historian Earle Shettleworth to reprise his popular 2010 talk about the architect of the Winter Street Church, which was saved from demolition by SPI in 1971.
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