Origin of the Readfield Union Meeting House

The Union Meeting House was built in 1827-28 to accommodate a union of different faiths since not all congregations then worshiping in Readfield could afford their own building in 1827. Toward the middle of the 20th century, as different faiths built their own churches, services became less frequent. With no congregations, there was no income. There have been occasional interdenominational services in recent years but Union Meeting House is used today primarily for concerts, lectures, conferences, weddings, funerals and other civic purposes.