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First United Methodist Church (First Methodist Episcopal Church)

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First Methodist Episcopal Church
1903. 1033 6th Ave.

This Italian Romanesque Revival building of tan brick is distinguished by its striking square bell tower with three stories of triple arches. The arches are outlined with brick corbeling, and the two upper sets are separated by short composite columns. The church's entrance at the base of the bell tower facing nth Street is sheltered by a round-arched portico supported on Corinthian columns. There is decorative brickwork around the windows and on the bell tower and cornice. The southeast facade has three large arched windows under the gable, while the southwest gable has a series of elongated segmental-arched windows. Two-story wings on either side of the 6th Avenue gable end have chevron-shaped eaves, brick belt courses, and smaller segmental-arched windows.

Writing Credits

Lu Donnelly et al.


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Lu Donnelly et al., "First United Methodist Church (First Methodist Episcopal Church)", [New Brighton, Pennsylvania], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

Print Source

Cover: Buildings of PA vol 1

Buildings of Pennsylvania: Pittsburgh and Western Pennsylvania, Lu Donnelly, H. David Brumble IV, and Franklin Toker. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2010, 145-146.

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