Grace United Methodist Church (Wilmington, Delaware)

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Grace United Methodist Church
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Grace United Methodist Church, January 2010
Grace United Methodist Church (Wilmington, Delaware) is located in Delaware
Grace United Methodist Church (Wilmington, Delaware)
Grace United Methodist Church (Wilmington, Delaware) is located in the US
Grace United Methodist Church (Wilmington, Delaware)
Location 9th and West Sts., Wilmington, Delaware
Coordinates 39°44′47″N 75°33′06″W / 39.746366°N 75.551594°W / 39.746366; -75.551594Coordinates: 39°44′47″N 75°33′06″W / 39.746366°N 75.551594°W / 39.746366; -75.551594
Area 0.5 acres (0.20 ha)
Built 1868
Architect Dixon, Thomas, Esq.
Architectural style Gothic
NRHP Reference # 83001393[1]
Added to NRHP November 12, 1983

Grace United Methodist Church is a historic Methodist church located at 9th and West Streets in Wilmington, New Castle County, Delaware. It was designed by noted architect Thomas Dixon and built in 1868. It is constructed of serpentine stone of a light pea green color in the Victorian Gothic style. The church building measures approximately 166 feet by 102 feet, 6 inches. It features a needle spire that rises to 186 feet and is topped by a Celtic cross.[2]

It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1983.[1] It was dedicated in 1868 to the Union victory at Gettysburg, which saved the city from being ransacked by the advancing Confederates.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2009-03-13). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ Patricia A. Maley (March 1982). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory/Nomination: Grace United Methodist Church" (PDF).  and Accompanying 21 photos