West Bowdoin Baptist Church

West Rd, West Bowdoin, Maine


1836 West Bowdoin Baptist Church; West Rd, West Bowdoin, Maine

Photo taken by Brian Bartlett


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"The West Bowdoin Baptist Church was organized in 1818 as the Second Free Baptist Church of Lisbon by Elder Humphrey Purinton, Josiah Farwell, and 12 members. Meetings were held in a schoolhouse which was probably located on the old Bickford farm in Lisbon Falls. The present meeting house was built at a cost of $1,306.16 in 1836 with Rev. Nathaniel Purinton doing the masonry, and his son Albert doing the woodwork. In 1896, it incorporated as a Parish Church with Baptist affiliation and in 1976 reverted again to a strictly Baptist Church." A Pictorial History of Bowdoin, Maine 1788-1988

Update Log 

  • November 21, 2019: New photos from Brian Bartlett
  • November 19, 2016: New Street View added by Brian Bartlett
  • February 18, 2014: Added by Brian Bartlett