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Minneapolis in Hennepin County, Minnesota — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Wesley United Methodist Church

Established in 1852

 

—United Methodist Historic Site —

 
Wesley United Methodist Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., November 27, 2015
1. Wesley United Methodist Church Marker
Inscription.

This church stands as the first Minneapolis Methodist Church founded west of the Mississippi River. It has been the site of several Annual Conference sessions and twice Methodist bishops have been consecrated at its altar. Having brought scores of members to Methodism over the years, having established 10 other churches in the city, Wesley is known as, "The Mother Church of Minneapolis Methodism."

Declared an Historic Site of the Minnesota Annual Conference, June 1983.
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This property
Wesley Church
has been placed on the
National Register
of Historic Places

by the United States
Department of the Interior

 
Erected by Minnesota Methodist Annual Conference. (Marker Number 501.)
 
Location. 44° 58.181′ N, 93° 16.568′ W. Marker is in Minneapolis, Minnesota, in Hennepin County. Marker is at the intersection of Grant Street and Marquette Avenue / 1st Avenue, on the right when traveling east on Grant Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 101 East Grant Street, Minneapolis MN 55403, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance
Wesley Church NRHP Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., November 27, 2015
2. Wesley Church NRHP Marker
of this marker. Welcome to the Historic Loring Park Neighborhood (within shouting distance of this marker); USS Minnesota (BB22) (within shouting distance of this marker); USS Minneapolis (CA36) (within shouting distance of this marker); Eagles (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Loring Park: The Devil's Backbone (about 700 feet away); Loring Park: Historic Districts and Buildings (about 700 feet away); Loring Park: Basilica and Churches (about 700 feet away); Loring Park: Loring Greenway and Housing (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Minneapolis.
 
Regarding Wesley United Methodist Church. This church is one of over 550 United Methodist Church (UMC) Historic Sites as part of the historic registry designated by the UMC Commission. Historic Site numbered plaque location unknown.
 
Also see . . .
1. Wesley United Methodist Church National Register Info. (Submitted on December 8, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Historic Wesley Center, Minneapolis MN. (Submitted on December 8, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
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Wesley United Methodist Church and Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., November 27, 2015
3. Wesley United Methodist Church and Marker
Wesley United Methodist Church image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., November 27, 2015
4. Wesley United Methodist Church
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 7, 2018. This page originally submitted on December 8, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 212 times since then and 32 times this year. Last updated on August 26, 2018, by Douglass Halvorsen of Klamath Falls, Oregon. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on December 8, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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