First United Methodist Church c. 1950-1965

217 S. Church Street has been the site of previously built chapels for the church dating back to 1832.

With membership growth and development, the church was remodeled, enlarged, and newly constructed multiple times. The construction of the current sanctuary began in 1962 and was formally opened in May 1963.

The Classic Revival-style church has gabled roofs with deep returns on the gabled ends; a recessed Palladian-style entrance with round columns supports a central circular arch. Brick arches repeat throughout, as a brick circular arched arcade connects the sanctuary building with secondary buildings. Once inside, you will notice the striking symmetry of the 12-foot-tall windows, along with fluted columns that draw you to the traditional stained glass cross at the front of the sanctuary.