Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
1818/00/00 The founding of the First Baptist Church is the result of the arrival of Rev Jeramiah Chaplin. He came to Waterville to be president of the Maine Literary and Theological Institute which had been chartered by the Massachusetts legislature in 1813.
1826/00/00 On a lot donated by the State Senator Timothy Boutelle, the original First Baptist Church meetinghouse is built. The building had no architect, instead it was designed by the contractor James Packard and the church building committee.
1834/02/12 Rev Samuel Francis Smith Vocation Samuel Francis Smith is ordained into the ministry at Waterville.
1835/00/00 Rev Samuel Francis Smith Vocation From 1835 to 1841, Samuel Francis Smith serves as the pastor of the First Baptist Church. While pastor, he also works as an acting professor of modern languages at Waterville College.
1875/00/00 Francis H Fassett Architect Meetinghouse is rededicated after extensive renovations and additions are made by Francis H Fassett. The work entailed remodeling the pews which resulted in their being made free of charge. Of the original interior, only the 3 sided balcony remains.

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Particulars for First Baptist Church, Waterville:
Area of Significance Architecture
Criteria Architecture-Engineering
Sight Category Building
Criteria Historic Event
Architectural Style Late Victorian
Architectural Style Neoclassical
Owner Private
Area of Significance Religion
Historic Use Religious Property

US National Registry of Historic Places Data »

Accurate at time of registration:

Registry Name:
Registry Address:
Registry Number: 76000095
Resource Type:
Owner: Private
Architect: Packard,James; Fassett,Francis H.
Architectural Style: Classical revival, Late victorian
Level of Significance: Local
Area of Significance: Architecture, Religion
Applicable Criteria: Event, Architecture-Engineering
Criteria Consideration: Religious property
Period of Significance: 1875-1899, 1825-1849
Significant Year: 1826, 1875
Historic Function: Religion
Historic Sub-Function: Religious structure
Current Function: Religion
Current Sub-Function: Religious structure

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