Lee, Jesse, Church

ME 17 and Plains Rd., Readfield, Maine

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1795 Jesse Lee Church; ME 17 and Plains Rd., Readfield, Maine

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Map 

Description 

Established by itinerant Methodist preacher Jesse Lee, construction started in 1794 and dedication occured in June of 1795. In 1857 the church was Greek Revivalized. It is the oldest Methodist Church in Maine and the oldest in New England to be still offering services.

National Register information 

Status
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on July 19, 1984
Reference number
84001378
Architectural style
Mid 19th Century Revival: Exotic Revival
Area of significance
Architecture
Level of significance
Local
Evaluation criteria
C - Design/Construction
Property type
Building
Historic function
Religious structure
Current function
Religious structure
Periods of significance
1850-1874; 1750-1799; 1825-1849
Significant years
1795; 1825; 1857

Tags 

18th Century (4,639)
Built 1795 (90)
Built during 1790s (1,201)
Church (5,702)
Exotic Revival (7,381)
Granite (5,090)
Kennebec County, Maine (154)
Maine (1,864)
Mid 19th Century Revival (7,958)
Moved (2,194)
Place of worship (6,069)
Private owner (54,398)
Readfield, Maine (2)

Update Log 

  • March 28, 2014: Updated by Brian Bartlett: Alphabetized listing
  • March 5, 2014: Photo imported by Brian Bartlett
  • March 2, 2014: Updated by Brian Bartlett: Added description
  • March 2, 2014: Updated by Brian Bartlett: Added description

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