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Protestant Church (formerly Methodist Church)

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formerly Methodist Church
1895. 285 S. Main St. (northeast corner of S. Main and S. 3rd sts.)
  • (Photograph by Julie Nicoletta)

The town's Methodist congregation built this white-painted, wood-frame structure, but it now serves Protestants of all denominations. Shiplap siding covers the walls and bell tower. Gothic Revival details include simplified pointed windows with multipane, double-hung sashes and ogee-arched entrance doors. The tower rises from a gable-roofed entry vestibule to an unusual triple-hipped roof covered with shingles. An open belfry, supported by posts and decorated with large scrolled brackets, tops the roof. Though the builder is unknown, Italian stonemasons probably built the granite foundation and front steps.

Writing Credits

Julie Nicoletta


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Julie Nicoletta, "Protestant Church (formerly Methodist Church)", [, Nevada], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

Print Source

Buildings of Nevada, Julie Nicoletta. New York: Oxford University Press, 2000, 145-145.

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