Old Bethel United Methodist Church
Bethel United Methodist Church
The newer Bethel Church was on Pitt St. was built in 1854; the building pictured above is Old Bethel, built late 18th century.
|Location||222 Calhoun St., Charleston, South Carolina|
|Area||less than one acre|
|Built||18th century, 1854|
|Architect||Mr. Curtis for newer Bethel building in 1854|
|Architectural style||Greek Revival architecture|
|NRHP Reference #||75001693|
|Added to NRHP||April 21, 1975|
The building was originally built at 55 Pitt St. at the corner with Calhoun St. in 1797-1798 for the Bethel Methodist Church congregation. After the congregation finished a new Greek Revival building in the mid-19th century, its existing building from 1797 was no longer needed. The 1797 building was moved to the current location in April 1882 after having been given to the black members of a nearby congregation.
The building was originally a plan meeting house with a simple rectangular plan. The portico with its four fluted columns was added after the building was moved to its present site. The columns have modified Corinthian-type capitals. The galleried interior is plainly finished.
- National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.
- Dixon, Nenie; Elias B. Bull (February 75, 1975). "Bethel Methodist Church (Old Bethel United Methodist Church)" (pdf). National Register of Historic Places - Nomination and Inventory. Retrieved 21 June 2012. Check date values in:
- "Old Bethel United Methodist Church, Charleston County (222 Calhoun St., Charleston)". National Register Properties in South Carolina. South Carolina Department of Archives and History. Retrieved 21 June 2012.
- Robert Stockton, "Do You Know Your Charleston?", Charleston News & Courier, December 22, 1980.
- National Register Nomination, February 21, 1975.
- Historic Charleston's Religious and Community Buildings, a National Park Service Discover Our Shared Heritage Travel Itinerary
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