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First United Methodist Church

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1888; 1924 additions. 115 S. Church St.

The original portion of this Gothic Revival church, easily detected behind the later facade and tower additions, is noted by its simple brickwork, tall pointed-arched windows, and steeply pitched cross-gable roof. Two corner bell towers with crenellated parapets, buttresses, and a vestibule with triple entrances were probably added to the front in 1924 when a complementary Sunday school building was constructed. The church facade is handsomely accented by limestone belt courses, coping, and window and door trim.

Writing Credits

Anne Carter Lee


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Anne Carter Lee, "First United Methodist Church", [Marion, Virginia], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

Print Source

Cover: Buildings of Virginia vol 2

Buildings of Virginia: Valley, Piedmont, Southside, and Southwest, Anne Carter Lee and contributors. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2015, 461-461.

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