Preview

image preview

Creator

Collection

Portland Press Herald Still-Film Negatives Collection

Document Type

Still Image

Call number of Original

PH 28 NOV 1998

Format of Original

35mm color negatives

Creation Date

11-28-1998

Description

Exterior views of Abyssinian Church (also known as the Abyssinian Meeting House), 75 Newbury Street.
Top image: Exterior view from southeast.
Bottom image: Left to right- Janet Johnson, June McKenzie, Wells Staley-Mays reading the names of the nearly 200 victims from the S.S. Portland disaster (27 November 1898), during a memorial service near the Abyssinian Church. 19 parishioners from the church were aboard the S.S. Portland.

The Abyssinian Church, built in 1828, is Maine's oldest African-American church building, and the third oldest in the United States.

Photos published in the Portland Press Herald, on 28 November 1998

Keywords

Portland, Me., East End, Munjoy Hill, Houses of worship, Churches, African-American community

Share

Image Location

 
COinS
 

Rights Statement

In Copyright - Educational Use Permitted.