First Methodist Church (Oshkosh, Wisconsin)

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First Methodist Church
First Methodist Church (Oshkosh, Wisconsin) is located in Wisconsin
First Methodist Church (Oshkosh, Wisconsin)
First Methodist Church (Oshkosh, Wisconsin) is located in the US
First Methodist Church (Oshkosh, Wisconsin)
Location 502 N. Main St., Oshkosh, Wisconsin
Coordinates 44°01′12″N 88°32′13″W / 44.02°N 88.536944°W / 44.02; -88.536944Coordinates: 44°01′12″N 88°32′13″W / 44.02°N 88.536944°W / 44.02; -88.536944
Area less than one acre
Built 1924 (1924)
Architectural style Classical Revival, Italianate
NRHP reference # 95000247[1]
Added to NRHP March 17, 1995

The First Methodist Church in Oshkosh, Wisconsin is a historic church at 502 N. Main Street. It was built in 1924 and was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1995.[1]

It is unusual in Wisconsin as an urban church building with storefronts at street-level. The building was begun as an opera house, until damaged by a fire in 1874. At that point the Methodist congregation bought it and completed it as a Neo-Classical-styled church. After they moved to a new building in 1970, it was used by Boys' Club and as a homeless shelter.[2][1] </ref>


  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ Miller, Elizabeth L. (1993-09-30). "First Methodist Church" (PDF). NRHP Inventory-Nomination Form. US Dept. of the Interior. National Park Service. Retrieved 2015-04-21.