Tuesday, February 8, 2011

The Abyssinian Meeting House

Work continues on the Abyssinian Meeting House on Newbury Street. I last took a photo of the building in March 2009 and it appears that a lot of work has been done since then. The Abyssinian is an historic structure, built in 1828. It was the cultural center for free African Americans in Southern Maine (and the third African American meeting house in the country) back in the day and is an important stop on the Portland Freedom Trail. Check out the house's official site here


Also, as you've noticed from the widget on the right side of this page and from posts on other local blogs, it is time for the 2011 Portland Phoenix Best-of poll nominations. This blog was nominated last year, which was a great honor. I'm not concerned about winning, but I would be grateful to be a nominee once more. Nominate your favorite local things here!