Asbury United Methodist Church and Bethel Chapel and Cemetery

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Asbury United Methodist Church and Bethel Chapel and Cemetery
Asbury United Methodist Church and Bethel Chapel and Cemetery is located in New York
Asbury United Methodist Church and Bethel Chapel and Cemetery
Location 19 Old Post Rd. and Old Post Rd. S, Croton-on-Hudson, New York
Coordinates 41°12′26″N 73°52′50″W / 41.20722°N 73.88056°W / 41.20722; -73.88056Coordinates: 41°12′26″N 73°52′50″W / 41.20722°N 73.88056°W / 41.20722; -73.88056
Area 6.8 acres (2.8 ha)
Built 1790
Architectural style Late Victorian, Federal
Governing body Private
NRHP Reference # 00000310[1]
Added to NRHP March 31, 2000

Asbury United Methodist Church and Bethel Chapel and Cemetery is a national historic district containing a Methodist church, chapel, and cemetery at 19 Old Post Road in Croton-on-Hudson, Westchester County, New York. The church was built in 1883 and is a rectangular brick building with a multi-colored slate-covered gable roof in the Gothic Revival style. It features large Gothic-arched stained and leaded glass windows added in 1891 and a square, engaged, two stage tower. The chapel was built about 1790 and is a 1 12-story, two-by-two-bay, clapboard-sided building on a granite foundation. Francis Asbury (1745–1816) is known to have visited the chapel on September 20, 1795. The cemetery is in two sections and contains about 5,000 graves; the date of the earliest burial is 1801. It includes the grave of noted playwright and author Lorraine Hansberry (1930–1965).[2]

It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2000.[1]

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