This church is imposing in size, asymmetry, and character. The church completed in 1873 was Italian Renaissance Revival, but was remodeled in the early 1890s in the then-fashionable Romanesque Revival. The commanding, square bell tower is similar to the tower that once crowned the railway depot (PI33). Three rows of corbeling run above a row of round-arched windows on the facade. The church is further elaborated with turrets, a variety of brownstone belt courses, and an engaged semicircular tower, features that are typical of this denomination's propensity toward rich decoration in the late nineteenth century. Within, the church has a flat plastered ceiling with beams forming a rectangular grid, and a balcony that extends from the entrance wall along the side walls. Heard's austere Romanesque Revival design for the adjacent education building complements the church in its dark-red color and corbel table.
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Main Street United Methodist Church
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