Central United Methodist Church

Central United Methodist Church

Central United Methodist Church was started in 1911 and the building completed in 1914 at Bigley Ave and Birch Street at a cost of $60,000.  It probably cost 5 times that to tear it down.  The church at it's peak had 1000 members and 600 in Sunday School.  It was demolished in 2012-2013.


Central United Methodist Church


Central was the perfect "Akron plan" church with an honest-to-goodness octagon sanctuary and dome. They did some major renovations in 1955--rebuilt and enlarged the organ, created a center aisle, created a glassed-in "cry room in the balcony for young mothers with babies, and made the folding door situation a solid wall.  The only other true Akron Plan church in Charleston was the old Christ Church before it burned.

Central United Methodist Church



Central United Methodist Church



Central United Methodist Church



Central United Methodist Church



Central United Methodist Church




Central United Methodist Church



Central United Methodist Church



Central United Methodist Church



Central United Methodist Church




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Central United Methodist Church

Central United Methodist Church


 

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