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United Methodist Church of Wellsboro

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1904–1905, George W. Talley. 36 Main St.
  • (William E. Fischer, Jr.)
  • (William E. Fischer, Jr.)
  • (William E. Fischer, Jr.)

Because of the preaching and circuit-riding nature of early Methodism, the history of Wellsboro's Methodists is elusive. They dedicated their first church building in 1842, making them Wellsboro's second oldest surviving congregation. The present church is the congregation's third. Alterations to the brick exterior have been unkind. The facade's original Hummelstown brownstone gable, a small rose window, and the tower's original shaped parapet and pinnacles have all been removed, damaging an already disjointed design. The church's auditorium plan, however, is unchanged, and with trusses rising from corbels at the corners, it is very similar to that of the First Presbyterian Church ( TI8). Talley, a Dauphin County, Pennsylvania, native, moved to Williamsport in 1867, after apprenticing to a Philadelphia builder.

Writing Credits

George E. Thomas


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George E. Thomas, "United Methodist Church of Wellsboro", [Wellsboro, Pennsylvania], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

Print Source

Cover: Buildings of PA vol 2

Buildings of Pennsylvania: Philadelphia and Eastern Pennsylvania, George E. Thomas, with Patricia Likos Ricci, Richard J. Webster, Lawrence M. Newman, Robert Janosov, and Bruce Thomas. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2012, 564-564.

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