Epworth United Methodist Church (Norfolk, Virginia)

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Epworth United Methodist Church
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Epworth United Methodist Church, September 2013
Epworth United Methodist Church (Norfolk, Virginia) is located in Virginia
Epworth United Methodist Church (Norfolk, Virginia)
Location 124 W. Freemason St., Norfolk, Virginia
Coordinates 36°51′6″N 76°17′29″W / 36.85167°N 76.29139°W / 36.85167; -76.29139Coordinates: 36°51′6″N 76°17′29″W / 36.85167°N 76.29139°W / 36.85167; -76.29139
Area 1.5 acres (0.61 ha)
Built 1894 (1894)-1896
Architect Carpenter, John Ruthven; Peebles, John Kevan
Architectural style Late Victorian, Romanesque
Governing body Private
NRHP Reference # 97000955[1]
VLR # 122-0178
Significant dates
Added to NRHP August 21, 1997
Designated VLR March 20, 1996[2]

Epworth United Methodist Church, originally Epworth Methodist Episcopal Church, is a historic Methodist church located at Norfolk, Virginia. It was designed by two noted Virginia architects James Edwin Ruthven Carpenter, Jr. (1867-1932) and John Kevan Peebles (1876-1934), and built between 1894 and 1896. It is a rusticated granite with yellow sandstone trim church building in the Richardsonian Romanesque style. The original building is divided into three sections: the cruciform sanctuary, the social hall and classrooms, and the pastor's study. The building features 22 beautiful stained glass windows, most notably the Ascension flanked by two Tiffany windows. It has a bell tower topped by a pyramidal red tile roof. The church was remodeled to its present appearance in 1921.[3]

It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1997.[1]


  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2010-07-09. 
  2. ^ "Virginia Landmarks Register". Virginia Department of Historic Resources. Retrieved 19 March 2013. 
  3. ^ Dianne M. Ball (April 1994). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory/Nomination: Epworth United Methodist Church". Virginia Department of Historic Resources.  and Accompanying photo

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