Second Methodist Church


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Second Methodist Church is a picture, with genre photograph. Its dimensions are 6 in. x 8.06 in..

It was created around 1900-1920.

Worthington Historical Society is the Contributor.

The second Methodist Church was built on Main Street (now High Street), with construction completed in 1864. It replaced the old brick church located on South Street. The new building was a brick structure, 40 by 65 feet, with double doors opening on the west front. The chancel was raised by two steps at the esast end, with the choir another two steps up. The church had a coal furnace and was lit by coal oil lamps. The church was renowned for its fine choir, and visitors came from surrounding towns to hear them sing.

The old Worthington Female Seminary is visible in the background. The Methodists first met in Worthington in 1808in groups known as "class meetings". The denomination was begun by John Wesley in Great Britain in the 1730's as an attempt to reform the Anglican Church. The movement was very popular on the American frontier.

It covers the topic church buildings.

It features the organization Worthington United Methodist Church.

It covers the city Worthington.

You can find the original at Worthington Historical Society.

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The Worthington Historical Society identification code is 92-G-338c.

The Worthington Memory identification code is whs0213.

This metadata record was human prepared by Worthington Libraries on February 7, 2002. It was last updated August 17, 2021.