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Christ United Methodist Church (Scott Memorial Methodist Church)

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1892. 306 N. Mill St.

In 1886, Thomas Scott, the father of library donor Thomas B. Scott (see LI3), left funds in his will to build this graceful Queen Anne church. A native of Scotland, Scott had amassed his fortune in the lumber industry. The church, erected in his memory, incorporates clapboard walls, shingled gable ends, and wooden ornamentation. A square tower with a picturesque polygonal belfry nestles into an ell marked by a cross-gabled roof. Wooden shingles cut in a cruciform pattern, the belfry, and ornate stained glass windows create a rich effect. The triplet windows with circular tracery are not only elegant but also unusual in breaking through the cornice into the gable ends.

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Marsha Weisiger et al.
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Marsha Weisiger et al., "Christ United Methodist Church (Scott Memorial Methodist Church)", [Merrill, Wisconsin], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/WI-01-LI4.

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Buildings of Wisconsin

Buildings of Wisconsin, Marsha Weisiger and contributors. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2017, 317-317.

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