Portland Press Herald Still-Film Negatives Collection
Call number of Original
Portland Public Library Special Collections & Archives
Portland, Cumberland, Maine, USA
Format of Original
4 x 5" gelatin silver negative
Oak Street Friends Meeting House (Quakers), 83 Oak Street.
Left image: Rev. Cymbrid Hughes, standing in front of the Meeting House.
Right image: Print of full view of the Meeting House, as it appeared circa1950.
The Meeting House was built in 1850, and the congregation was a "programmed meeting," meaning the order of service was led by a pastor. In 1974, the Oak Street Friends congregation merged with the Portland Friends Meeting (1837 Forest Avenue).
The building at 83 Oak Street was later used as a dance hall, and was destroyed in a March 1980 fire.
Photo of Rev. Hughes published in the Portland Press Herald, on 7 April 1951
"Oak Street Friends Meeting House (Quakers), 1951" (1951). Businesses & Buildings - Portland Press Herald Still Film Negatives. 287.
Portland, Me., Downtown Portland, Houses of worship, Churches, Oak Street