The North Church was built in 1873 by the Unitarians on a lot purchased from Hiram Ramsdell, owner of the Octagon house. The North Church was an active place of worhsip until c. 1923. Maintained by the Women's Alliance through proceeds from an annual May Day Fair, the church was bought for $1 in 1971 by the Farmington Historical Society.
Since services were not held regularly in the upstairs sanctuary, it remains virtually untouched since 1916. See the photo gallery for a view of the sanctuary.
The building underwent significant foundation repair in 2008 and a total of $350,000 has been put into the building so it remains a part of Farmington's history and returns as a community center.
The North Church is available for community functions, as it was for the past several decades.
It is located at 118 High St. in Farmington, ME.
This photo is prior to the late 1940s, when the steeple blew off in a storm.
Lower level looking toward the front. The new bar is seen in the back-left.
The audience room located on the second level has only had minor changes since 1915.
Photo courtesy of Alana's Fine Photos.
Farmington Historical Society