Fb – KHS’s plans Fb discuss Christ Church, Gardiner
Christ Church, Gardiner would be the subject of the Kennebec Historic Society’s December public Fb presentation set for six:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 16, at fb.com/KHS1891.
This yr Christ Church in Gardiner is celebrating the 200th anniversary of its landmark home of worship. Constructed of native granite between 1818 and 1820, Christ Church is Maine’s first instance of Gothic Revival church structure.
This distinctive constructing was erected primarily via the help of Robert Hallowell Gardiner I, who secured the plans from the Rev. Samuel Farmar Jarvis. From 1847 to 1866 the church served because the seat of Maine’s first Episcopal bishop George Burgess, who’s buried within the adjoining churchyard. This video lecture will hint the architectural historical past of one of many state’s most historic church buildings in its bicentennial yr, based on a information launch from the society.
Earle G. Shettleworth Jr., a Portland native and KHS speaker, attended Deering Excessive Faculty, Colby Faculty, and Boston College and was the recipient of honorary doctorates from Bowdoin Faculty and the Maine Faculty of Artwork. On the age of 13, Shettleworth turned fascinated with historic preservation via the destruction of Portland’s Union Station in 1961.
In 1971 he was appointed by Gov. Kenneth M. Curtis to serve on the primary board of the Maine Historic Preservation Fee, for which he turned architectural historian in 1973 and director in 1976. He retired from that place in 2015. Shettleworth has lectured and written extensively on Maine historical past and structure and served as State Historian since 2004.
Those that have a query can submit it within the feedback throughout the video presentation.
For extra info or questions on this system, name Scott Wooden, administrative director, at 207-622-7718.