Roxbury in Delaware County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
The Methodist Church
Built in 1858
A prominent Greek Revival style building in the Main Street Historic District, the Methodist church was built in 1858. In 1869 the church society built the present commodious parsonage on the lot adjoining the church.
The church building was constructed by Alfred Jenkins and Harvey White and was dedicated by Reverends Lucius H. King and James Burch in February of 1859. The Bell Clock was donated to the town by Frank J. Gould in 1895. Originally located in the nearby school building, as the old building was demolished and a new school facility was being built, the bell clock was relocated to the Church by Finley Shepard in 1939. The bell clock and its original mechanisms has been continuously maintained by volunteers and is a featured attraction during celebrations of Roxbury's history.
Erected by The Gould Family, Roxbury Historic Preservation Commission, MARK Project.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Architecture • Churches & Religion. A significant historical month for this entry is February 1859.
Location. 42° 17.216′ N, 74° Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 53765 NY-30, Roxbury NY 12474, 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. The Roxbury Central School (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Jay Gould Memorial Church (about 500 feet away); Kirkside (about 600 feet away); The Hamlet of Roxbury Historic District (approx. 0.2 miles away); Enderlin Building (approx. 0.2 miles away); Woodchuck Lodge (approx. 1.2 miles away); John Burroughs (approx. 1.3 miles away); "Those Hills Comfort Me" (approx. 1.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Roxbury.
Credits. This page was last revised on August 31, 2021. It was originally submitted on August 30, 2021, by Steve Stoessel of Niskayuna, New York. This page has been viewed 76 times since then and 25 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on August 30, 2021, by Steve Stoessel of Niskayuna, New York. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.