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Centre Street United Methodist Church, Centre & Main Streets, Nantucket, Nantucket County, MA

Centre Street United Methodist Church, Centre & Main Streets, Nantucket, Nantucket County, MA

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Summary

Significance: A visual and social landmark, this Church contains some original elements despite later alterations, and reflects the changing tastes in nineteenth century ecclesiastical architecture. / The Methodist Church is a typical 19th century building for worship and assembly purposes. It was built in 1832 and extensively modified in 1840 and 1940 to meet changes in taste and function. Modifications include changes in roof structure, addition of a Greek Revival portico and ornament, and changes in seating and interior spaces. The 1823 hip roof finish and structure, an excellent example of mortise and tenon construction, remain below the 1840 gable addition.
Unprocessed Field note material exists for this structure: FN-212
Survey number: HABS MA-1007
Building/structure dates: 1823 Initial Construction
Building/structure dates: 1840 Subsequent Work
Building/structure dates: 1969 Subsequent Work

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Contributors

Historic American Buildings Survey, creator
Lee, Jesse
Snelling, Joseph
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Location

Nantucket (Mass.)41.26207, -69.96872
Google Map of 41.2620684, -69.9687178
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