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Lansing in Ingham County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Central United Methodist Church

 
 
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By Bill Pfingsten, November 20, 2016
1. Central United Methodist Church Marker
Inscription. The first recorded Methodist meeting in Lansing was held in 1845 when the Reverend Lewis Coburn preached in the log cabin of Joab Page of North Lansing. In 1850 a Methodist class (congregation) was formed in what is now central Lansing. Its first leader was the Reverend Resin Sapp, chaplain of the Michigan legislature. Services were held at Representative Hall in the old state capitol. The same year, the state deeded land at the corner of Washington Avenue and Ottawa Street to the First Methodist Episcopal Church under Public Act No. 231 of 1848. That land was subsequently turned over to the Central Methodist Episcopal Church, which built its first building in 1863. The present Romanesque style edifice was erected in 1888-1889 and is perhaps the only church designed by Elijah E. Myers, architect of the State Capitol.
 
Erected 1981 by Michigan History Division, Department of State. (Marker Number L790A.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Michigan Historical Commission marker series.
 
Location. 42° 44.076′ N, 84° 33.238′ W. Marker is in Lansing, Michigan, in Ingham County. Marker is on North Capitol Avenue near Ottawa Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 215 North Capitol Avenue, Lansing MI 48933, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.
Central United Methodist Church image. Click for full size.
By Bill Pfingsten, November 20, 2016
2. Central United Methodist Church
At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. First Michigan Sharpshooters (within shouting distance of this marker); First Regiment Michigan Engineers (within shouting distance of this marker); Michigan (within shouting distance of this marker); St. Paul's Episcopal Church (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Lansing Labor Holiday (about 400 feet away); Austin Blair (about 400 feet away); Michigan State Capitol (about 400 feet away); Michigan State Capitol / Michigan's Three Capitols (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lansing.
 
Categories. Churches, Etc.
 
Central United Methodist Church image. Click for full size.
By Bill Rieske
3. Central United Methodist Church
Central United Methodist Church image. Click for full size.
By Bill Rieske
4. Central United Methodist Church
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 24, 2017. This page originally submitted on November 25, 2016, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 194 times since then and 79 times this year. Last updated on May 23, 2017, by Bill Rieske of Lansing, Michigan. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 25, 2016, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.   3, 4. submitted on May 23, 2017, by Bill Rieske of Lansing, Michigan.
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