Stanford's Tabernacle in Shiloh (Durham), Maine


Stanford's Tabernacle in Shiloh (Durham), Maine


The home of Frank Stanford's ministry in Shilo Maine. Charles Parham was particularly inspired by Stanford's ministry.
The Shiloh Temple, now Shiloh Chapel, is a historic religious facility at 38 Beulah Lane in Durham, Maine. Built in 1897, the surviving building is a small portion of a once-extensive religious enclave established by the evangelical Christian cult leader Frank Sandford, exhibiting a unique expression of religious and summer retreat architecture. The building was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1975.

Frank Sandford was an ordained Baptist minister, who in 1893 left his ministry in Topsham, Maine on a quest to evangelize the world. He attracted a large number of followers, and construction of the Temple began in 1897. The temple's once-extensive property grew to include a large quadrangular complex, of which the present building is the only surviving element. At its height, the complex had 500 rooms and space for more than 1,000 residents. Life at the complex was strictly regulated by Sandford, who claimed to be a new Elijah, and many of his followers sold off their possessions to join his "Holy Ghost and Us" society.


Paul VanDerWerf from Brunswick, Maine, USA


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Paul VanDerWerf from Brunswick, Maine, USA, “Stanford's Tabernacle in Shiloh (Durham), Maine,” Religion in Kansas Project, accessed October 24, 2021,