If you can identify where this photo was taken, contact us at bmail@sunjournal.com or call 689-2896 and leave a voicemail with your answer, your name, town, and phone number. Correct entries will be put into a drawing for a $25 gift card courtesy of Hannaford Supermarkets. Find the Mystery Photo online at https://www.sunjournal.com/tag/mystery-photo/

Mystery Photo for April 14, 2024. Russ Dillingham/Sun Journal

Mystery Photo for April 7, 2024. Russ Dillingham/Sun Journal

We had some wildly incorrect guesses for last week’s Mystery Photo, the majority of those thinking it was the Auburn Public Library. One person guessed Vienna, Austria. The majority of entrants correctly guessed it was the Calvary United Methodist Church at 59 Sabattus St. in Lewiston. It has often been referred to as “The Church in the Triangle” as it is bordered by Sabattus, College and Bartlett streets where the Read farmhouse stood for over a century, according to “Historic Lewiston: Its Architectural Heritage.” In 1903, masons from the Blue Lodges of Lewiston and Auburn, escorted by the Lewiston Brigade Band, marched toward the triangular lot where the cornerstone of the new church was to be laid, according to a story in the Lewiston Evening Journal in 1903. The masons were met by an estimated 4,000 spectators, according to the account. The church’s design is known as Akron style, having been developed in Akron, Ohio. Some characteristics of the style include the sanctuary’s curved seating and sloping floor, and a church entrance at a corner. The architect was William R. Miller and the contractor was F.W. Keene. In a random drawing from all the correct entries, Sue Clark of Mexico was picked as the winner of a $25 Hannaford Supermarket gift card.

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