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Christ United Methodist Church (Scott Memorial Methodist Church)

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1892. 306 N. Mill St.
  • (Photograph by Paul J. Jakubovich, courtesy of the Wisconsin Historical Society)

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.

Writing Credits

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—,

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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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