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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 most 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.




Copyright (c) 2002 Frank L. Greenagel