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Perry in Wyoming County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Epworth Hall

 
 
Epworth Hall Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bruce Kelly, October 6, 2020
1. Epworth Hall Marker
Inscription.  
Epworth Hall was built in 1892 at a cost of $3500, complete and painted. Its purpose was to better house the programs of the Epworth Leagues and the programs of the Silver Lake Assembly. In its early years it served as both dormitory and classroom space. When the Auditorium/Amphitheatre burned in 1918, Epworth Leaguers raised $1200 to restore the building to improve its use as aspeaker's hall. The first Epworth Summer Institute met in 1908. By 1924 the Summer Institute had become the largest in the State. It later became an accredited school of the International Council of Religious Education and offered courses that lead to a standard diploma. By 1959 the decision was made by the Western New York Methodist Conference to purchase Epworth Hall and all of the land used for religious education. In the years that followed, the Institute's desire to better preserve and maintain the building led in April 1999 to the Institute resuming the responsibility for its care and upkeep. Epworth Hall was added to the National Register of Historic Places in April 2000.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Churches & Religion
Epworth Hall image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bruce Kelly, October 6, 2020
2. Epworth Hall
Looking west from Janes Ave
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Location. 42° 41.883′ N, 78° 1.271′ W. Marker is in Perry, New York, in Wyoming County. Marker is at the intersection of Chapman Ave and Janes Ave, on the right when traveling west on Chapman Ave. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Perry NY 14530, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Bishop William Burt (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Camp Wesley (about 600 feet away); Auditorium / Amphitheater (about 600 feet away); Pioneer Cabin (approx. 0.6 miles away); Silver Lake Mills of Perry (approx. 1½ miles away); Andrus Mill Pond (approx. 1.6 miles away); Historic Water Trough (approx. 1.7 miles away); Richmond-Andrus Mill Site (approx. 1.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Perry.
 
Marker on the building image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bruce Kelly, October 6, 2020
3. Marker on the building
Epworth Hall image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bruce Kelly, October 13, 2020
4. Epworth Hall
Looking east from Perry, Ave
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 15, 2020. It was originally submitted on October 13, 2020, by Bruce Kelly of Perry, New York. This page has been viewed 103 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on October 13, 2020, by Bruce Kelly of Perry, New York. • Michael Herrick was the editor who published this page.

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May. 27, 2022