Dover in Strafford County, New Hampshire — The American Northeast (New England)
St. John's Methodist Church
By mid-century, a parsonage, a vestry, and two chapel wings had been added as Methodism had a broad and popular appeal among the workingmen and women who labored nearby in the Cocheco mills. The small church was razed and this large brick edifice replaced it. The church seated 1,000 parishioners and housed new chimes, weighing 8,000 pounds, that were hoisted into its bell tower. The church was used until 1970 when a new St. John's United Methodist Church was opened on Cataract Avenue. In 1982, the building was converted into apartments for the elderly and is presently owned and managed by the Dover Housing Authority.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial Sites • Churches & Religion. A significant historical year for this entry is 1875.
Location. 43° 11.906′ N, 70° 52.321′ W. Marker is in Dover, New Hampshire, in Strafford County. Marker is on Chapel Street (New Hampshire Route 4) just east of Saint John Street (New Hampshire Route 4), on the left when traveling east. Marker is located beside the sidewalk, directly in front of the subject church building. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 18 Chapel Street, Dover NH 03820, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Two Morrill Blocks (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Dover NH WW I Dobbins Memorial (about 500 feet away); Doverís Two Largest Retail Chain Stores (about 500 feet away); The New Depot on Third Street (about 500 feet away); Merchants National Bank (about 600 feet away); The American House Hotel (about 600 feet away); Drouin WWI Memorial (about 600 feet away); The Dover Mill Girls (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Dover.
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Also see . . .
1. St. John's Church. (Submitted on July 4, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
2. A Brief History of St. Johnís United Methodist Church(Submitted on July 4, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
Credits. This page was last revised on July 5, 2020. It was originally submitted on July 2, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 63 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on July 4, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.