Charleston in Charleston County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
Bethel Methodist Church
lot donated by
Church dedicated 1798
Moved across street
for use of colored
people and present
Aug. 7, 1853
Bishop Francis Asbury
1st M. Church in city
The Blue Meeting House
was in [sic]
Marker series. This marker is included in the Francis Asbury, Traveling Methodist Preacher marker series.
Location. 32° 47.039′ N, 79° 56.453′ W. Marker is in Charleston, South Carolina, in Charleston County. Marker is on Pitt Street near Calhoun Street, on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 57 Pitt Street, Charleston SC 29401, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Old Bethel Methodist Church (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Old Bethel United Methodist Church (about 300 feet away); Benjamin Lucas House (about 500 feet away); William Blacklock House (about 600 feet away); Cameron House (about 600 feet away); 66 Bull Street The John Cart House Kornahrens-Guenveur House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Nine College Way (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Charleston.
Regarding Bethel Methodist Church. National Register of Historic Places:
Bethel Methodist Church (added 1974 - - #74002260)
♦ Historic Significance: Architecture/Engineering
♦ Architectural Style: Greek Revival
♦ Period of Significance: 1850-1874
Bethel Methodist Church (built 1853-1854), located on the site of Charleston’s first Methodist church building, is an exceptional example of antebellum Greek Revival ecclesiastical architecture. Except for the rather steeply pitched roof, the church is one of the better examples of Greek Doric temple architecture in the state. Of stuccoed brick painted white, the building has a massive, giant-order hexastyle Doric portico with a simple Doric pediment and entablature. Designed by a Mr. Curtis, Bethel Church has pilastered walls, and there is one tier of large windows on each side of the structure; the building has a gabled roof and a main entrance which is pedimented with consoles. The roof is more steeply pitched than is usual in a Doric temple
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