First Methodist Epsicopal Church South - South Hill Historic District - Lexington, KY
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member trailhound1
N 38° 02.769 W 084° 30.006
16S E 719363 N 4213885
Quick Description: The First United Methodist Church, 1907 cut stone 2-story edifice in Colonial Revival that is apart of the South Hill Historic District located at 200 West High Street Lexington, KY 40507, United States.
Location: Kentucky, United States
Date Posted: 3/11/2012 6:14:13 PM
Waymark Code: WMDZ1J
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
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Long Description:
Now the First United Methodist Episcopal Church, this 1907 building
replaced the Hill Street Methodist Church, built 1841-42.

The First United Methodist Church property includes the 1907 church with a Sunday School wing fronting on South Upper and the parsonage. This cut-stone, two-story edifice in Colonial Revival style has a colossal two-story pedimented portico whose columns, 32" in diameter and 26' in length, have fluted shafts and Ionic capitals. Its heavy cornice is dentiled. One enters a vestibule with a slate floor from which the gallery is reached from stair halls on either side. The carpeted sanctuary is almost square with three large arched stained-glass windows on its side walls; at center front is the raised pulpit with choir loft and organ behind. Its woodwork and walls are painted white; at even intervals around the walls are flat pilasters capped by a dentiled molding. Wainscotting in a classical design can be seen on its walls, the choir loft and gallery.

To its west is a two-story, yellow brick parsonage whose trim and one-story portico match those of the church. Its stone quoins define the ends and frame the portico.
Name of Historic District (as listed on the NRHP): South Hill Historic Districy

Link to page with the Historic District: [Web Link]

200 West High Street Lexington, KY 40507 United States

How did you determine the building to be a contributing structure?: Plaque on building (Photo in gallery)

NRHP Historic District Waymark (Optional): Not listed

Optional link to narrative or database: Not listed

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