Photographs: Readfield Union Assembly Home clock faces arrive

Three new clock faces made by Tise Woodwork and Design of Portsmouth, New Hampshire, for the Readfield Union Assembly Home have been delivered Friday to a Readfield storage facility.

After renovations to the assembly home’s tower are accomplished, the 8-foot-wide clock faces, adorned with golden Roman numerals, are to be put in, together with the not too long ago repaired clock and the bell.

John Perry, treasurer of the Readfield Union Assembly Home Co., mentioned the nonprofit group has raised about $200,000 to assist with the objective of restoring the assembly home earlier than its bicentennial in 2028.

The assembly home at 22 Church Highway is the second-oldest brick church in Maine and has been listed since 1982 on the Nationwide Register of Historic Locations. It’s now getting used to host occasions.

One of the vital fascinating options is the trompe l’oeil portray on the partitions and ceiling. Trompe l’oeil is a a mode of portray by which objects are given lifelike element. The portray within the assembly home was finished by Portland artist Charles Schumacher.

The brick constructing was constructed within the 1820s and continued to be a non secular assembly place into the 1900s, when particular person denominations started to search out devoted houses and parishioners left the constructing.

As a result of parishioners, who initially fashioned the assembly home’s firm, owned pews on the constructing and have been answerable for repairs, the constructing reportedly started to fall into disrepair within the Twenties and Nineteen Thirties.

Bub Bickford, left, and Tyler Spear of Integrity Movers of Scarborough roll one of many new clock faces out of a truck Friday at a storage constructing in Readfield.

A truck carrying the three new clock faces backs previous the Readfield Union Assembly Home bell Friday at a storage constructing in Readfield. Joe Phelan/Kennebec Journal

Staff from Integrity Movers of Scarborough and board members from the Readfield Union Assembly Home Co. roll one of many new clock faces out of a truck Friday at a storage constructing in Readfield. The brand new clock faces, made by Tise Woodwork and Design of Portsmouth, N.H., are to stay in storage till the assembly home’s tower is renovated.

Staff from Integrity Movers of Scarborough and board members from the Readfield Union Assembly Home Co. roll one of many new clock faces out of a truck Friday at a storage constructing in Readfield. The brand new clock faces, made by Tise Woodwork and Design of Portsmouth, N.H., are to stay in storage till the assembly home’s tower is renovated.

Tyler Spear, middle, of Integrity Movers of Scarborough pulls a padded blanket from one of many three new clock faces being delivered Friday to a storage constructing in Readfield. The clock faces have been made by Tise Woodwork and Design of Portsmouth, N.H.

Golden Roman numerals glisten on one of many new clock faces Friday at a Readfield storage constructing.

This July 2017 {photograph} exhibits individuals consuming strawberry shortcake and different desserts on the entrance garden of the Readfield Union Assembly Home at 22 Church Highway. Three new clock faces are to be put in on the bell tower after it’s renovated.


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