Title

Brief article about Bath's Church of the New Jerusalem, which was constructed in

Authors

Source

Down East

Date

12-1-1995

Pages

55

Abstract

Brief article about Bath's Church of the New Jerusalem, which was constructed in 1843 to serve an influential congregation of followers of Emanuel Swedenbourg, an 18th-century Swedish scientist and theologian. Members of the congregation included sea captains and wealthy shipbuilders such as Captain Horatio Allen, Zina Hyde, and William D. Sewall. The building was inspired by one that Hyde had seen in Europe and is designed along the classic lines of a Greek temple with Doric columns. The church's unusual outside piers are the result of the building's partial destruction in March, 1920, when the roof collapsed under the weight of snow.

Subjects

Churches Bath Church of the New Jerusalem

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