Wesley Methodist Episcopal Church - - Minneapolis, MN
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N 44° 58.175 W 093° 16.559
15T E 478237 N 4979608
The Wesley United Methodist Church (formerly the Wesley Methodist Episcopal Church) building was constructed of granite, stone, brick, and sandstone in Richardsonian Romanesque style, featuring round-arched windows and multiple towers.
Waymark Code: WM451X
Location: Minnesota, United States
Date Posted: 07/07/2008
Published By:Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
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During the 1880s the city of Minneapolis enjoyed a building boom that saw the construction of numerous new ecclesiastical buildings. When membership of Centenary Methodist Episcopal Church outgrew its building at 1st Avenue S and 7th Street, the congregation looked to build a grand new church at a site on Grant Street. Commissioning the region’s premier ecclesiastic architect, Warren Howard Hayes, the congregation was rewarded with his most elaborate diagonal plan. Decorative motifs on the exterior are of two types: they either reflect structure by emphasizing lintels and arches or recall Byzantine architecture with foliated flourishes at the tops of arches, towers, and gables. The nave, warmed by colored light from surrounding windows and a graceful dome of stained glass, is both grand and intimate. The Wesley Methodist Church has survived largely unaltered since its completion more than a century ago.
Street address:
101 E. Grant St
Minneapolis, MN USA

County / Borough / Parish: Hennepin

Year listed: 1984

Historic (Areas of) Significance: Event, Architecture/Engineering

Periods of significance: 1875-1899

Historic function: Religion/Social

Current function: Church

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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