Lincolnville Center Meeting House, c. 1820

Lincolnville Center Meeting House, c. 1820  is a “late example of a meeting house form with reverse plan seating.” (tour notes)  Free-Will Baptists had a preference for the  reverse plan, which was relatively uncommon.

Lincolnville was built as a private enterprise by Capt. Joshua Lamb of Lincolnville. Two of Lamb’s brothers were clergyman and preached on occasion, and a third was deacon. Capt. Lamb owned the building for about a decade. After he failed to make the venture profitable, Capt. Lamb deeded the meetinghouse to the congregation. The structure has remained largely unaltered since its construction in the 1820s, and is still used for services.

Bill Finch notes that the interior features conventional federal period details that are often applied in unique and quirky ways.

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