Reading the article, “Endangered historic properties listed,” in the newspaper on Sept. 17, I am pleased that many of Maine’s historical properties are acknowledged.

As I scanned the list, however, I did not see the Union Meeting House (the Brick Church), of Readfield, on the list. This historic meeting house on Church Road is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Its doors have opened for services of many different faiths with Sunday School and Bible School, for young people, since 1827.

It has continued to stand proudly for nearly 200 years, many of its years, unnoticed, needing repairs. Nearly forgotten or never known is its Trompe l’oeil art on walls and ceiling, rare stenciled windows, black walnut pews.

The treasured structure has lived these years with its memories, the happiness of weddings and tears of funerals, as a part of its legacy.

The Union Meeting House should be recognized as one of Maine’s treasures located in our own town, Readfield.

Evelyn A. Potter

Kents Hill

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