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Old Union Methodist Church

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1847. Union Church Rd. and U.S. 13, southeast of Townsend
  • (Linda Suskie)

Standing on a knoll beside the busy highway on a site where the congregation had worshipped since 1789, this unadorned, gabled brick box is one of the best-preserved Methodist meetinghouses in Delaware, a rare survivor of a once-common type. Early Methodism stressed austerity. The entrance door faces the former highway location, east of the building. The Gothic Revival pulpit and other interior fittings may date from a renovation in 1877.

Writing Credits

W. Barksdale Maynard


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W. Barksdale Maynard, "Old Union Methodist Church", [Townsend, Delaware], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

Print Source

Cover: Buildings of Delaware

Buildings of Delaware, W. Barksdale Maynard. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2008, 221-221.

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