Conway Methodist Church, 1898 and 1910 Sanctuaries - Conway, South Carolina
Posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS
N 33° 50.244 W 079° 02.866
17S E 680640 N 3745841
Quick Description: Historic church sanctuaries in Conway, South Carolina.
Location: South Carolina, United States
Date Posted: 11/8/2007 6:04:53 PM
Waymark Code: WM2HYD
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
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Long Description:

"These two sanctuaries are locally significant for their architectural styles. They also illustrate a period of rapid growth in the history of Conway, as the congregation which erected the small sanctuary of 1898 felt the need to erect a much larger one only twelve years later. The 1898 sanctuary is a one-story, brick, cruciform, cross-gable roofed, Gothic-influenced building. It is located at the site of a ca. 1845 sanctuary. It is laid in Flemish bond and features Tudor arched stained glass lancet windows with lozenges. The eaves have exposed rafters and purlin ends. Adjacent to this sanctuary is the 1910 sanctuary, designed by Joseph Leitner, an architect from Wilmington, North Carolina, and built by Henry P. Little, a Conway builder and contractor. This Mission Revival style (Spanish Colonial Revival) building is a large one-story, front-gabled roof, stuccoed building. Two square bell-towers with shaped parapets and corner posts frame the entrance bay. Both towers feature staggered, rectangular, one-over-one sash, stained panels and blind and louvered panels with key-blocks and drip moulds. Above the entrance parapet is a round-headed, recessed blind arch. There are knee-brackets supporting the overhanging eaves. When dedicated in October 1910 its seating capacity was estimated at 500. When the fourth sanctuary was built in 1961 this building was converted for use into a fellowship hall. Listed in the National Register August 5, 1986." ~ South Carolina Department of Archives and History website

Street address:
Fifth Ave. & Main St.
Conway, South Carolina

County / Borough / Parish: Horry County

Year listed: 1986

Historic (Areas of) Significance: Architecture/Engineering

Periods of significance: 1875-1899, 1900-1924

Historic function: Religion

Current function: Religion

Privately owned?: yes

Primary Web Site: [Web Link]

Secondary Website 1: [Web Link]

Season start / Season finish: Not listed

Hours of operation: Not listed

Secondary Website 2: Not listed

National Historic Landmark Link: Not listed

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