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Bedford Historic Meeting House

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1838. 153 W. Main St.
  • (HABS; Photograph by Tim Buchman)
  • (Photograph by Mark Mones)
  • (Photograph by Mark Mones)
  • (Photograph by Mark Mones)
  • (Photograph by Mark Mones)

Like the Presbyterian church (BD4), this building is also Greek Revival, but more modest. The church has no portico but is pedimented and has a louvered square belfry with pilasters and a diminutive spire. Built as the first Methodist Church, it was sold in 1886 to the Episcopalians as a church for freedmen. Soon afterwards, a day school, no longer standing, was added for the education of African American children. In 1969, the Bedford Historical Society acquired the building and restored it.

Writing Credits

Anne Carter Lee

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