Community Methodist Church of Ione

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Community Methodist Church of Ione
Ione City Centenary Church.jpg
Community Methodist Church of Ione is located in California
Community Methodist Church of Ione
Location 150 W. Marlette St., Ione, California
Coordinates 38°21′0″N 120°55′58″W / 38.35000°N 120.93278°W / 38.35000; -120.93278Coordinates: 38°21′0″N 120°55′58″W / 38.35000°N 120.93278°W / 38.35000; -120.93278
Area less than one acre
Built 1862-1866
Architect Mandell,Samuel D.
Architectural style Gothic Revival
Governing body Private
NRHP Reference # 77000287[1]
CHISL # 506[2]
Added to NRHP May 26, 1977

The Community Methodist Church of Ione, is a Methodist Episcopal church in Ione, California, United States. The church is registered as a California Historical Landmark[2] and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

History[edit]

The church was founded in 1861 with $8,000 being set aside for its building. Construction started on July 4, 1862. When the church was dedicated in 1866, it was called the "Ione City Centenary Church." Eventually it was called "Cathedral of the Mother Lode."[3][4]

Architecture[edit]

The church is made of brick. It consists of 255,000 bricks which were locally fired. It has a high roof with rafters that are visible. The roof and rafters do not use any bolts.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2009-03-13. 
  2. ^ a b "Community Methodist Church of Ione". Office of Historic Preservation, California State Parks. Retrieved 2012-10-06. 
  3. ^ a b "Community Methodist Church (No. 506 California Historical Landmark)". Sierra Nevada Geotourism MapGuide. National Geographic. Retrieved 3 September 2012. 
  4. ^ Deborah Coleen Cook (14 May 2008). Ione and the Jackson Valley. Arcadia Publishing. p. 56. ISBN 978-0-7385-5602-4. Retrieved 2 September 2012.