Staten Island in Richmond County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Woodrow Methodist Church
New York City Historic District
This church, built in 1942, is located on the site of the first Methodist church in Staten Island which dated back to 1787. The history of the congregation is associated with two pioneer American Methodist preachers, Bishop Francis Asbury and the Reverend Henry Boehm. The present structure, erected during the ministry of Dr. Boehm who is buried in the churchyard, incorporated handsomely proportioned Doric Columns which support an unadorned classic pediment. The churchyard, dotted with historic gravestones, provides a refreshing and tranquil setting for this excellent example of traditional architecture.
Plaque provided by the New York Community Trust, 1975.
Erected 1975 by New York Community Trust.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Churches & Religion. A significant historical year for this entry is 1942.
Location. 40° 32.581′ N, 74° 12.074′ W. Marker is in Staten Island, New York, in Richmond County. Marker is at the intersection of Woodrow Road and Deserre Avenue, on the right when traveling west on Woodrow Road. Touch for mapTouch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Bishop Francis Asbury (within shouting distance of this marker); 5910 Amboy Road (approx. 1.2 miles away); Pleasant Plains Memorial (approx. 1˝ miles away); Battle of the Bulge (approx. 1.8 miles away); Charleston War Memorial (approx. 1.9 miles away); Seguine Mansion (approx. 1.9 miles away); St. Alban’s Episcopal Church (approx. 2.1 miles away); In Loving Memory of Sister Mary Ann (approx. 2.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Staten Island.
Regarding Woodrow Methodist Church. The building is listed in the "AIA (American Institute of Architects) Guide to New York City, Fifth Edition".
While I was there, the caretaker invited me to join a film location scouting crew inside the church for some interior photography.
Also see . . .
1. Woodrow Methodist Church. Wikiped1a entry. (Submitted on September 25, 2020, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.)
2. Rev Henry Boehm. Find A Grave entry. (Submitted on September 25, 2020, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.)
Credits. This page was last revised on September 25, 2020. It was originally submitted on September 25, 2020, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. This page has been viewed 55 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on September 25, 2020, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.