Otter Creek Hall

25 images Created 22 Jan 2021

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The former Otter Creek Congregational Church, now the Otter Creek Hall, Otter Creek, Maine.

Fundraising for a Congregational church in the village of Otter Creek began around 1901: the local paper reported on a steady stream of chicken suppers, fairs, and entertainments organized by the Otter Creek Aid Society. The church was probably designed by its builder, whose name I have yet to uncover. It was dedicated in 1904, and decommissioned in the early 21st century. The building is now a community hall owned and maintained by the Otter Creek Aid Society.

The windows of the Otter Creek Hall are made of cathedral glass set into a wooden framework, which was a less expensive alternative to leaded glass windows. 'Cathedral glass,' also called 'rolled glass;' is machine-made, rolled into flat sheets and and stamped with patterns while hot, and was popular in the US from around the 1870s onward.
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