Wesley United Methodist Church - Niles, Michigan
Posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS
N 41° 49.734 W 086° 15.365
16T E 561774 N 4631046
Quick Description: Historical marker commemorating an historic Methodist Church in Niles.
Location: Michigan, United States
Date Posted: 12/25/2007 5:23:14 PM
Waymark Code: WM2VFR
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member "Paws"itraction
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Long Description:

Wesley United Methodist Church

The cornerstone of this handsome Italianate style church was laid in 1862. The pastor at that time was the Reverend William Sprague, who organized the first Methodist class in Niles in 1832. Sprague was presiding elder of the district for four years, a member of the U.S. Congress and a state Indian agent. The church's architect is believed to have been Rufus Rose of Chicago, who designed several other notable structures in Niles. Construction was under the general supervision of Cass Chapman of Niles. Measuring forty-six by seventy feet, the original edifice had two corner towers. The square pyramid-roofed tower remains, but the mansard capped tower was removed in 1951. Over the years the church has had several additions and alterations, but the original wainscoting, woodwork and windows have been retained. ~ text of marker

Historical Name: Wesley United Methodist Church

Parking nearby?: yes

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website: [Web Link]

Registered Site #: 734

Historical Date: Not listed

Description: Not listed

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