11 Most Endangered Historic Places

Abyssinian Meeting House

Year Listed: 2013
Location: Portland, Maine
Threat: Lack of Funding

Abyssinian Meeting House
Photo by Greater Portland Landmarks

Significance

Built in 1828, the Abyssinian Meeting House is a modest house of worship with great historic significance to the people in Maine. Serving as a school for African-American children, community center, and a stop on the Underground Railroad, the Abyssinian is the third oldest-standing African-American meeting house in the United States.