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The St. Mark’s Episcopal Church is a historic church located in Augusta, Maine. The church was built in 1886 by famed architect Richard M. Upjohn and features outstanding stained glass window paintings. The church is also popular for hosting the Annual Marilyn Tedesco Memorial Concert every year. The building was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1984.
The South Parish Congregational Church and Parish House is an integral part of the Augusta region. Erected in 1865, it has adapted the Stick-Eastlake, Gothic Revival style of architectural design. Included in the U.S. National Register of Historic Places, it welcomes everyone with open arms.
This 18th Century fort was built during the French and Indian War in 1754. It served as the British colonial outpost on the Kennebec River in today's Augusta, Maine. Never directly attacked, the fort was the starting place for the Benedict Arnold's 1775 expedition into Quebec. The fort now stands as the oldest log fort in the United States and was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1973. Today the fort is open to visitors with a store and museum onsite.
The Maine State House dates back to 1832 following the selection of Augusta as the new permanent capitol of the fledgeling state of Maine. The building was constructed of granite all sourced from Maine itself and features an 185 foot dome that replaced the original cupola of the building. Since its initial construction, many remodels and additions have been made to accommodate the growing state departments. Today, the State House is still the seat of government for the state of Maine, and tours are available.
Open Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., the Maine State Law & Legislative Reference Library provides legal and governmental information services and such numerous legal community news and services as legislative publications that include current statutes, bills, session laws, private and special laws, many relating to municipal governments.
The Maine State Museum is a sparkling testament to the rich history and natural treasures of the region. Prehistorical exhibits are a big crowd-puller along with preserved remains, fossils, creepy reptiles, domesticated mammals, amphibians and plants. A 5000 square-foot (464 square-meter) gallery can be rented for business, social and private events. Educational programs, workshops and lectures are held here as well.
The Pine Tree State Arboretum or the Viles Arboretum is spread across a vast expanse of 224 acres (90.6 hectares). The historically significant arboretum and botanical garden is precisely situated in the Augusta city in the U.S. State of Maine. From chestnut to lilac collection, it boasts of an excellent collection of plants and trees. For more details, check website.
Cobbossee Lighthouse is located on the Ladies Delight Island. It was built in 1908.The 25 foot (7.6 meter) tall tower was designed by marine architect Frank Morse.
The Universalist Unitarian Church is a historic church located in Waterville, Maine. The building was constructed in 1832 in the Gothic Revival and Federal style of architecture and features gabled roofs, whitewashed wooden exteriors, a pedimented portico and also a clock tower. The church has struggled to survive since its inception and has even closed down a couple of times, but it was saved by residents and church members, making it one of the oldest churches in the town.
The First Baptist Church is a prime monumental church structure on Waterville’s Park and Elm Streets. The historic building was built in 1826 and is spread over two acres (0.81 hectares) of land. The architectural design followed is the Classical Revival and Late Victorian styles. With a high historic value, the church was listed on the National Register of Historic Places on November 7, 1976.
One of the oldest liberal arts college of the country, Colby College has set a benchmark in providing high-standard education. With the guidance of top-notch professors who provide a broader perspective on academics, students pass out with an individualistic and positive approach towards the life. Apart from involving students in athletics, art and culture, the college also creates environmental awareness by conducting various conservation programs and activities. To know more about the college, check their website.