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Christ Church (Episcopal), 1 Dresden Avenue, Gardiner, Kennebec County, ME



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Item Title
Christ Church (Episcopal), 1 Dresden Avenue, Gardiner, Kennebec County, ME

Location
1 Dresden Avenue, Gardiner, ME

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1933.

Notes
Survey number HABS ME-143
Building/structure dates: 1819 initial construction
Building/structure dates: 1852 subsequent work
Building/structure dates: 1965 subsequent work
Significance: This is the third "Gothick" church built in New England and one of the earliest built in America. Christ Church played a pioneering role, introducing a new architectural style to America. This style became the more academic Gothic and dominated church architecture for decades. Christ Church was one of the earliest stone buildings in Maine and perhaps the earliest stone church in the state.

Subjects
Stone Buildings (granite)
Episcopal Churches
Social & Civic Facilities


Related Names
Jarvis, Rev. Samuel Farmar
Gardiner, Robert Hallowell


Collection
Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. Historic American Buildings Survey Mark C. Bisgrove, Photographer 1971 WEST ELEVATION (FRONT) FROM THE NORTHWEST
2. Historic American Buildings Survey Mark C. Bisgrove, Photographer 1971 GENERAL EXTERIOR VIEW SHOWING WEST FACADE (FRONT) AND SOUTH SIDE, WITH PARISH CEMETERY IN FOREGROUND
3. Historic American Buildings Survey Mark C. Bisgrove, Photographer 1971 DETAIL OF WEST ELEVATION (FRONT)
4. Historic American Buildings Survey Mark C. Bisgrove, Photographer 1971 DETAIL OF EAST ELEVATION (REAR)
5. Historic American Buildings Survey Mark C. Bisgrove, Photographer 1971 WEST ELEVATION (FRONT) OF MODERN PARISH HALL FROM SOUTHWEST (CONNECTS CHURCH ON SOUTH WALL AT SOUTHEAST CORNER). PARISH CEMETERY IN FOREGROUND WITH BROWNSTONE GOTHIC, MONUMENT AT EXTREME LEFT TO ROBERT HALLOWELL GARDINER, DESIGNED BY RICHARD UPJOHN, c. 1864.
6. Historic American Buildings Survey Mark C. Bisgrove, Photographer 1971 NORTHEAST VIEW OF SANCTUARY INTERIOR
7. Historic American Buildings Survey Mark C. Bisgrove, Photographer 1971 INTERIOR VIEW OF SOUTH WALL OF SANCTUARY
8. Historic American Buildings Survey Mark C. Bisgrove, Photographer 1971 DETAIL OF SANCTUARY CEILING LOOKING TOWARD NORTHEAST CORNER
9. Historic American Buildings Survey Mark C. Bisgrove, Photographer 1971 DETAIL OF DOORWAY AND CHOIR-LOFT TREATMENT ON WEST (REAR) WALL OF SANCTUARY
10. Historic American Buildings Survey Mark C. Bisgrove, Photographer 1971 NORTHEAST VIEW OF INTERIOR OF TOWER
11. Historic American Buildings Survey Lithograph c. 1830 in collection of Maine Historical Society, Portland, Maine 'WEST-SOUTH-WEST VIEW OF CHRIST'S CHURCH, GARDINER, ME. A. J. DAVIS DEL ON STONE FROM F. FURBER PENDLETON'S LITHOGRAPHY, BOSTON'


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