Abandoned Beauty: Limington, Maine Church

Wayne and I stopped to take photos of this decaying church during our foliage drive this past weekend. I think of all of the celebrations, sermons and funerals that once took place here and how forlorn and sad it is now. Yet, that gives it a haunting beauty, don’t you think?

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8 thoughts on “Abandoned Beauty: Limington, Maine Church

  1. Hi Averyl! 🙂 That’s such a cute little church and it’s so sad to see it abandoned like that… Maybe someone will buy it and transform it into a home. And that little doll in the window, needs someone to keep her company!
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    1. Hi Paula! It’s funny how that little doll really makes an impression. I would have never noticed her had I not gotten close enough. It’s like a small piece of innocence and hope standing firm against the decay.

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  2. My dad preached in this church from the mid 60’s to the late 70’s. For some reason, there was a division in the people of the church. I’m not sure what all happened as I was too young, but my dad left and we moved away. The orginal name was East Limington General Baptist Church. I have old pictures of the sign and the building somewhere. Apparently half of the people left the church, built a new building and named it East Limington Baptist Church. They still have the original phone number we had at the parsonage, which was located about a quarter of a mile east on 25. I don’t know how long the original church building was in use after that, but it appears that it hasn’t been used in some time. There were a lot of weddings and funerals held there while we were there. There is a cemetary behind the church. If you would have looked on the west side of the building on the ground, there were wild blueberries growing at the edge of the trees. I don’t know anything about the doll.

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    1. Jon, THANK YOU truly for providing this history! I could sense when I was there that there was a lot of energy coming from decades of services. Also, I love old cemeteries and did not know about there being one behind the church. (Or the blueberries!). Would you be interested in doing a guest post that would include some of those old photos and more about your father’s time at the church?

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