Although built in the last quarter of the nineteenth century, Salem Methodist Church retains many of the characteristics of churches built fifty years earlier. The plain rectangular gable-fronted church has brickwork laid in a Flemish variant of common bond, two front entrances with ramped lintels, and nine-over-nine double-hung sash windows. Corbeled brick cornices along the two-bay-deep sides of the building recall the molded brick cornices of earlier buildings. The church's large interior space is open to the roofline, exposing the roof's unusual structural arrangement—a full-length summer beam-like support beneath a central king-post roof truss augmented by other rafters and heavy timbers.
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