Grace Methodist Church

197 W Idaho Street, Virginia City, MT

Gothic Revival church built in 1875


Grace Methodist Church

Photo taken by Richard Doody in 1978




The lot of the Methodist Church was used as a lumberyard before D.C. Farwell built the Gothic Revival style church. Stucco scored to resemble cut stone covers the rubble stone walls in imitation of stone Gothic buildings in the East. The first service held here was the funeral of William Fairweather, discoverer of Alder Gulch on August 28, 1875. Church services took place until the early 1900s and then it was used for the school gym until 1935


19th Century (37,781)
Built 1875 (472)
Built during 1870s (5,016)
Church (5,706)
Madison County, Montana (92)
Montana (2,200)
Place of worship (6,073)

Update Log 

  • August 12, 2019: New photos from David Jones
  • July 20, 2018: Added by Richard Doody


  • Richard Doody
  • David Jones