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Portland Press Herald Still-Film Negatives Collection

Document Type

Still Image

Call number of Original

TL 02 MAR 1997 R2 10

Contributing Institution

Portland Public Library Special Collections & Archives


Portland, Cumberland, Maine, USA

Creation Date


Format of Original

35mm color negative


Full exterior view of First Parish Church, 425 Congress Street, from south.

The parish itself dates back to 1674, and the parish at its location on Congress Street dates back to 1740. As stated by the church's historians:
"Construction of the current granite building began in 1825 and was completed in 1826. The 1802 Simon Willard clock tower and the internal gallery clock were transferred to the new building along with the 1810 steeple bell. The Simon Willard clock tower is the last remaining and functioning of its kind. The steeple was built in 1825 and was beautifully restored in 2012. All are still in use after more than 190 years. Because of its granite structure, First Parish was one of few structures to survive Portland’s Great Fire of 1866."

Photo published in the Maine Sunday Telegram, on 2 March 1997.


Portland, Me., Downtown Portland, Congress Street, Houses of worship, Churches


Image Location


Rights Statement

In Copyright - Educational Use Permitted.