Mariner's Church - Portland, ME
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N 43° 39.392 W 070° 15.174
19T E 398971 N 4834488
Quick Description: "Mariner's Church is a historic church building at 368-374 Fore Street in Portland, Maine. The Greek Revival building was constructed in 1828 and was used for "moral and religious" instruction of local mariners." - Wikipedia
Location: Maine, United States
Date Posted: 2/27/2014 4:52:20 AM
Waymark Code: WMK885
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Math Teacher
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Long Description:

County of Site: Cumberland County.
Location of Site: Fore St. & Moulton St., Mariners' Church, Portland.

The Mariner's Church, built to serve the sailors and dock workers of the time. The church is still functioning as it was originally proposed. It is on the upper floor of the building. The ground floor is now (2008), and always was a place for businesses. The middle floor is, as it was, a banquet hall for rent. The basement is now a PUB [Old Port, Restaurant and Banquet Center], but is the site of Colesworthy's print shop.

Historic Marker on site:
Marker erected by: Portland Freedom Trail
Date marker erected: 2007
Marker Text:
Mariners' Church, Fore and Moulton Streets, Location of Daniels Colesworthy's basement anti-slavery bookstore and print shop.
In 1836 Colesworthy printed "Light and Truth From Ancient and Sacred History," a book by African American, Robert Benjamin Lewis. It was the first Afro-Centric history of the world, giving brief biographical sketches of famous people of African descent. Mariners' Church (Congregational) ministered to waterfront workers."

Street address:
368-374 Fore St.
Portland, ME USA
04101


County / Borough / Parish: Cumberland County

Year listed: 1973

Historic (Areas of) Significance: Event, Architecture/Engineering

Periods of significance: 1825-1849

Historic function: Commerce/Trade, Religion, social

Current function: Commerce/Trade, Education, Recreation And Culture

Privately owned?: yes

Primary Web Site: [Web Link]

Secondary Website 1: [Web Link]

Secondary Website 2: [Web Link]

Season start / Season finish: Not listed

Hours of operation: Not listed

National Historic Landmark Link: Not listed

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