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First Methodist Episcopal Church
Washington, Warren County
One of the ways congregations establish their primacy in an area is
by building grandly in a prominent location. The Methodists in Washington
had organized by 1810, considerably later than the Presbyterians, but
in 1895 they erected this large stone Romanesque building near the
important intersection in town. It cost $30,000—a fortune at that time.
I have not discovered the name of the architect, but it is obviously
the work of a solid professional.