The First Congregational Church of Camden, Maine

Despite setbacks in its early years when assignment of a regular minister was intermittent, the parish of the First Congregational Church of Camden, Maine, which is the oldest church in town, continues to persevere more than two hundred years after its founding in 1805. Built in 1834 and later renovated in 1870 in the Italianate style, the structure’s interior architecture is reserved yet amiable, creating a place for unity and introspection. Quoted from the forward of the church’s 1905 Centennial booklet, “This church has been a benediction to the town. It has pointed the way to God and heaven to three generations. …The town of Camden is a better town for what this church has been and still is…”

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