City Methodist Church 1571

City Methodist Church 1571
Church websites
Image by Michael Kappel
City Methodist Church Urban decay.
This huge gothic church was built in Gary Indiana in 1925. This decaying methodist church opened in 1926 and was closed in 1980.
Photographed by Michael Kappel on Sunday September 16th 2012 after being abandoned for 32 years.

Gary Indiana was founded in 1906 and its largest employer was US Steel.
Population declined after the decline of US Steel and large sections of the city are
abandoned. On April 28, 2009 Gary Methodist Church is featured in the episode "Outbreak" on "Life After People" as an example of what cities may look like 30 years after people.

577 Washington St
Gary, IN US
United States of America

Photo taken my Michael Kappel on a tour guided by Rick Drew
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High St. Methodist Church…

High St. Methodist Church…
St Church
Image by Јerry
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A shot of the church where Dylan attended preschool. A lovely old structure, it is! It was damaged many years ago during an ice storm.. it was entirely gutted by fire. It was restored to it’s former glory over several years of re-construction.. it is quite beautiful inside!

"Celebrate the lives of those that have enriched your own!"
Jerry 2009

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Poole (Wesleyan) Methodist Church, High Street, Poole, Dorset

Poole (Wesleyan) Methodist Church, High Street, Poole, Dorset
Church websites
Image by Alwyn Ladell
… with the Rev. J Westcombe.

C T Snook, Poole.
Postmarked Wareham, 1905.

The 1878 church is now under serious threat of being ruined by wholly inappropriate plans submitted by the well-meaning but architecturally ignorant clergy (the same ones who have just closed three more Methodist churches in Poole). Money raised by the sale of their closed assets will be used to destroy yet more of Poole’s history inside a Conservation Area. The important interior (nave, galleries, etc.) will be swept away in favour of new floors for rooms to be let, toilets, kitchens and serveries. The 1864 Hall (older than the main church) which reconstructed the 1794 hall will be demolished, as will the small hall alongside. These will be replaced by a grotesque box of glass and reconstituted stone cladding that will deeply insult both church and neighbourhood. But you don’t have to take my word for it: you can download the plans from the Poole Methodist website:…
or directly download the pdf file here:…
and see how incongruous the proposed design would be in the historic Georgian High Street.

Grandview Heights Trinity Methodist Episcopal Church, 1917

Grandview Heights Trinity Methodist Episcopal Church, 1917
Church Episcopal
Image by UA Archives | Upper Arlington History
In the 1890s Methodist meetings were held in a frame building near West Fifth Avenue and North Star Road. John L. Miller owned the land and hoped to develop it into a subdivision. In 1913, the church moved to Ashland Avenue in Grandview Heights. In 1919, the church changed its name from Trinity M.E. Church to Grandview Methodist Church. In 1951, the congregation built a new building on the southwest corner of Cambridge Boulevard and Fifth Avenue, and the name Trinity Methodist Church was readopted. The Reverend W. C. Graham oversaw the construction of the church building located on West First and Ashland Avenue pictured here. It was dedicated on December 25, 1915. He was replaced as pastor in 1916 by Reverend B. F. Jackson, a graduate of Ohio Wesleyan University and the Boston School of Theology.

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Read the related "Norwester" magazine article at the UA Archives >>


Identifier: hinw02p007i01
Date (yyyy-mm-dd): c. 1917-12
Original Dimensions: 12.8 cm x 7.6 cm
Format: Black and White Halftone Photograph
Source: Norwester, December 1917, page 7
Original Publisher: Upper Arlington Community (Ohio)
Location/s: Upper Arlington (USA, Ohio, Franklin County)
Repository: Upper Arlington Historical Society
Digital Publisher: UA ArchivesUpper Arlington Public Library

Credit: UA Archives – Upper Arlington Public Library (Repository: UA Historical Society)