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Third Parish Church, Bangor, 1865

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Third Parish Church, Bangor, 1865
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The south side and west end of Third Parish Church, also known as Central Congregational Church, in Bangor are shown in this illustration by John Martin (1823-1904), who included it on page 630 of the Journal he began in 1864 to recount his life and experiences and events in the Bangor area.

The church was on French Street, opposite the Hammatt Block. John D. Towle of Boston designed the Italianate structure.

Martin wrote of the building of the church, "Land being high and the society being in majority poor it was difficult to purchase a desirable lot but a mud hole or run containing just room enough to build the building on and give a space sufficient to hitch and turn horses was vacant on French Street and the Committee purchased this lot so as to convene in a central point of view the people who worshiped in this church which belonged on the other side of the stream."

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