Charlotte in Eaton County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Lawrence Avenue Methodist Episcopal Church
Served for many years by circuit riding ministers, the Methodist congregation dates from 1838, making it Charlotte's oldest religious society. People worshipped at the home of Jonathan Searles, in a temporary courtroom in the Eagle Hotel, and in the county courthouse until they built a church on this site in 1859. Enlarged in 1875 to seat 285 people, the building soon became too small for the growing congregation and was replaced with the present church in 1903.
The Charlotte Leader praised this church as "magnificent in proportion, exquisite in decoration and practical in construction" upon its dedication on December 20, 1903. Jackson architect Clare Allen designed the Indiana limestone church as a grand example of the Romanesque Revival style. The art glass windows and decorative interior painting typify late Victorian period design. The congregation restored the church in 1996.
Erected 2006 by Michigan Historical Commission-Michigan Historical Center. (Marker Number L2154.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Michigan Historical Commission marker series.
Location. 42° 33.83′ N, 84° 50.069′ W. Marker is in Charlotte Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 210 East Lawrence Avenue, Charlotte MI 48813, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Eaton County / Eaton County Courthouse Square (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); First Congregational Church of Charlotte (approx. 0.2 miles away); Joseph & Mary Hall House (approx. ¼ mile away); 1845 Eaton County Courthouse (approx. 1.3 miles away); History of the Bennett Park Dam (approx. 1.3 miles away); Luren D. Dickinson / The "Country Capitol" (approx. 2.2 miles away); Center Eaton United Methodist Church (approx. 2.8 miles away); The Potterville United Methodist Church (approx. 6.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Charlotte.
Categories. • Architecture • Churches & Religion •
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