Narramissic Farm
       Temperance Barn
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Unfortunately, the 40 x 60 foot Temperance Barn at Narramissic was recently placed on “Maine’s Most Endangered Historic Resources” list by Maine Preservation.  The barn structure has shifted from its foundations.  It was built in the 1830’s by George Fitch and interestingly was known as the Temperance Barn because, upon conclusion of being built, the traditional barrel of rum was not offered in celebration, as was so often the tradition at barn-raisings.

The Bridgton Historical Society is in the early stages of planning the restoration and fundraising

campaign for the Temperance Barn.  A wonderful video about the barn was created by Don Perkins, author of The Barns of Maine: Our History, Our Stories, and it can be viewed on youtube.

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