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Big Rapids in Mecosta County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

First United Methodist Church

 
 
First United Methodist Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By Joel Seewald, August 5, 2017
1. First United Methodist Church Marker
Inscription. The First United Methodist Church was designed by W.E.N. Hunter, a Detroit architect who specialized in church designs. The domed Beaux Arts style building reflects a trend in using Early Christian architectural forms of the 4th and 5th centuries in early 20th century churches. This church was completed in 1907 and retains its original semi-circular auditorium plan interior and stained glass windows. The north window depicts the insignia of the Epworth League, a Methodist youth organization.
 
Erected 1989 by Bureau of History, Michigan Department of State. (Marker Number L1418.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Michigan Historical Commission marker series.
 
Location. 43° 41.801′ N, 85° 28.815′ W. Marker is in Big Rapids, Michigan, in Mecosta County. Marker is on South Warren Avenue south of Elm Street, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 304 Elm Street, Big Rapids MI 49307, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Old Mecosta County Jail (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Historic Downtown (about 400 feet away); a different marker also named Historic Downtown
First United Methodist Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By Joel Seewald, August 5, 2017
2. First United Methodist Church Marker
View from the west; marker is at the right of the original building.
(about 500 feet away); a different marker also named Historic Downtown (about 700 feet away); Nisbett Block (about 700 feet away); a different marker also named Historic Downtown (about 700 feet away); Fairman Building (about 800 feet away); Ferris State College (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Big Rapids.
 
Categories. Churches, Etc.
 
First United Methodist Church image. Click for full size.
By Joel Seewald, August 5, 2017
3. First United Methodist Church
View from the north.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 9, 2017. This page originally submitted on August 9, 2017, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan. This page has been viewed 55 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 9, 2017, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan.
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