First Methodist Episcopal Church (Albuquerque, New Mexico)

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First Methodist Episcopal Church
Old First Methodist Church Albuquerque.jpg
First Methodist Episcopal Church (Albuquerque, New Mexico) is located in New Mexico
First Methodist Episcopal Church (Albuquerque, New Mexico)
First Methodist Episcopal Church (Albuquerque, New Mexico) is located in the US
First Methodist Episcopal Church (Albuquerque, New Mexico)
Location 3rd St. and Lead Ave., Albuquerque, New Mexico
Coordinates 35°4′52.5″N 106°39′4.5″W / 35.081250°N 106.651250°W / 35.081250; -106.651250Coordinates: 35°4′52.5″N 106°39′4.5″W / 35.081250°N 106.651250°W / 35.081250; -106.651250
Area 0.5 acres (0.20 ha)
Built 1904
Architect Whittlsey,Charles F.; Hayden,A.W.
Architectural style Late Gothic Revival, Other, Folk Gothic
NRHP Reference # 76001192[1]
NMSRCP # 383
Significant dates
Added to NRHP November 7, 1976
Designated NMSRCP June 20, 1975[2]

First Methodist Episcopal Church (also known as Friendship Hall) is a historic Methodist church at 3rd Street and Lead Avenue in downtown Albuquerque, New Mexico. It was built in 1904 to replace an earlier adobe church on the same site, which the congregation had outgrown. The earlier church, built in 1880–2, was the first church in New Town but had become inadequate by the turn of the century and was torn down.[3] The new stone church was dedicated on January 8, 1905. It was itself replaced by a larger sanctuary in 1955 but remains in use by the church as a general-purpose space.[4] The building was added to the New Mexico State Register of Cultural Properties in 1975[5] and the National Register of Historic Places in 1976.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ "New Mexico State and National Registers". New Mexico Historic Preservation Commission. Retrieved 2013-03-13. 
  3. ^ "U.S. Territorial Churches". Albuquerque Historical Society. Retrieved 7 March 2012. 
  4. ^ "History of Our Church". First United Methodist Church. Retrieved 7 March 2012. 
  5. ^ "Properties by County" (PDF). New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs. Retrieved 29 April 2011.