Old Bethel United Methodist Church

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Bethel United Methodist Church
Old Bethel Methodist Church (Charleston, South Carolina).jpg
The newer Bethel Church was on Pitt St. was built in 1854; the building pictured above is Old Bethel, built late 18th century.
Old Bethel United Methodist Church is located in South Carolina
Old Bethel United Methodist Church
Old Bethel United Methodist Church is located in the US
Old Bethel United Methodist Church
Location 222 Calhoun St., Charleston, South Carolina
Coordinates 32°47′4″N 79°56′31″W / 32.78444°N 79.94194°W / 32.78444; -79.94194Coordinates: 32°47′4″N 79°56′31″W / 32.78444°N 79.94194°W / 32.78444; -79.94194
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[1]
Added to NRHP April 21, 1975

Old Bethel United Methodist Church is located at 222 Calhoun St., Charleston, South Carolina.[2][3] The church was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1975.[1]

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.

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  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ 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: |date= (help)
  3. ^ "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.

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