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Johnson Memorial Methodist Church

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1912–1913, Verus T. Ritter. 1922, Sunday school addition, Meanor and Handloser. 1936, H. M. King. 513 10th St. (southwest corner of 5th Ave. and 10th St.)

This somber Tudor Gothic church broods over the southeastern end of downtown. Built of a particularly porous red sandstone, the building has absorbed a great deal of city grime over the years. Square, battlemented towers of unequal heights flank the broad facade, highlighted by an expansive and elaborately detailed Tudorarched window above a triple-arched entrance. H. M. King, from Louisville, was the architect for the 1936 rebuilding of the sanctuary following a fire. The interior is not as accomplished as the exterior indicates it might be.

Writing Credits

Author: 
S. Allen Chambers Jr.

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