Gainestown Methodist Church and Cemetery

Cty. Rd. 29, 0.3 mi. S of Cty. Rd. 33, Gainestown, Alabama

A historic United Methodist Church building and its adjacent cemetery in Gainestown, Alabama.

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Description 

The Gainestown Methodist Church and Cemetery is a historic United Methodist Church building and its adjacent cemetery in Gainestown, Alabama, United States. It was added to the National Register of Historic Places on July 28, 1999, due to its architectural significance.

Gainestown Methodist Church was founded in 1819 by Reverend Joshua Wilson. A two-story church building was constructed in 1854 with the church auditorium on the lower floor and a Masonic lodge meeting room on the upper. That building was severely damaged by a tornado in 1911. It was rebuilt in that same year as a one-story building, using as much salvaged material from the original building as was possible.

National Register information 

Status
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on July 28, 1999
Reference number
99000889
Architectural style
Other architectural type; Front gable with steeple
Areas of significance
Architecture; Art
Level of significance
Local
Evaluation criteria
C - Design/Construction
Property type
Building
Historic functions
Religious structure; Cemetery
Current functions
Religious structure; Cemetery
Periods of significance
1850-1874; 1875-1899; 1900-1924
Significant year
1911
Number of properties
Contributing buildings: 1
Contributing sites: 1

Tags 

20th Century (29,076)
Alabama (1,826)
Brick (42,462)
Built 1911 (917)
Built during 1910s (8,830)
Church (5,715)
Clarke County MPS (30)
Clarke County, Alabama (26)
Gainestown, Alabama (3)
Limestone (8,192)
Place of worship (6,082)
Private owner (54,398)
Stone (26,160)
Tin (2,648)

Update Log 

  • May 24, 2011: Updated by WillyT: Added Description

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