Explosive post–World War II suburbanization in Brandywine Hundred led to the construction of many churches, including the original section of this one in a simplified Colonial Revival mode. The congregation had seventy-six members in 1951 and 1,634 a decade later, when a huge new sanctuary was constructed abutting the highway. Under an A-frame roof are walnut pews and paneling along with cork floors. Designed with soundproofing in mind, the low aisles have walls of brownish-red bricks with strip windows above filled with chunks of colored glass set in thick cement in an abstract pattern. The church can be compared to the contemporaneous St. Albans Episcopal Church at 913 Wilson Road (1958, Victorine and Samuel Homsey) and Hillcrest Bellefonte Methodist Church (1960–1961, W. Ellis Preston) at 400 Hillcrest Avenue, the latter with windows of colored translucent plastics.
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Aldersgate United Methodist Church
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