Riverside: Temple of Peace / Le Temple de la Paix
The Gothic style cottage, now used for business, was built by the Reverend Sylvester Judd as a home and parsonage. In 1840, Judd became minister of Augusta's Unitarian Church, the church of local elite. In 1841, Judd married Jane Elizabeth Williams, daughter of Reuel Williams, a former U.S. Senator and Augusta's wealthiest citizen. Judd was a beloved pastor, but a controversial one due to his pacifism. He was a member of the Maine Peace Society, which sought resolution of conflict through a world court. Judd denounced the Mexican War from his pulpit and published a paper criticizing the Revolution. He never allowed his wife's cousin Seth Williams, an Army captain and war hero, to visit Riverside in his uniform. He once wrote his mother, "I'm a peace man, ultra as need be."
• The Reverend Sylvester Judd
• Riverside, home of the Reverend Sylvester Judd, built in 1846 with gifts of land and cash from his father-in-law, Reuel Williams. Sketch and photo from Life and Character of Reverend Sylvester Judd, by Arethusa Hall, 1854.
Erected by Augusta Historic Preservation Commission, Kennebec Savings Bank, and the Maine Community Foundation. (Marker Number 7.)
Location. 44° 18.994′ N, 69° 46.096′ W. Marker is in Augusta, Maine, in Kennebec County. Marker is at the intersection of Cony Street and Bangor Street (U.S. 201/202), on the right when traveling west on Cony Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: Cony Circle, Augusta ME 04330, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Strive to Excel! / Vive L'Excellence ! (was here, next to this marker but has been reported missing. ); Majestic House / Une demeure majestueuse (here, next to this marker); Sousa the nonpariel / L'incomparable Souza (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Comfort Magazine / Le Magazine Comfort (about 700 feet away); First Kennebec Bridge / Le premier pont du Kennebec (about 800 feet away); Old Fort Western / Le vieux Fort Western (approx. 0.2 miles away); Birds and Fish of the Kennebec (approx. 0.2 miles away); Gunshots Reverberate on the Kennebec / Des coups de fusil résonnent sur le fleuve Kennebec (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Augusta.
Also see . . .
1. Sylvester Judd, 1813-1853. (Submitted on December 2, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Sylvester Judd (1813-1853). (Submitted on December 2, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. Online Books by Sylvester Judd. (Submitted on December 2, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
4. The Museum in the Streets Tour Map, Augusta, Maine. (Submitted on December 2, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
Categories. • Arts, Letters, Music • Churches & Religion • Man-Made Features • Peace •
Credits. This page was last revised on December 3, 2017. This page originally submitted on December 1, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 89 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos: 1. submitted on December 2, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. 2. submitted on December 1, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
• The Reverend Sylvester Judd