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Dividing Creek Methodist Episcopal Church
Dividing Creek, Cumberland County


Methodist churches are often built to an L-shaped plan, with the tower located at the interior angle, and this pleasant building, erected in the late 19th century fits the pattern. It is now known as the Zion United Methodist Church. The proportions of the tower, windows, and entrance (momentarily marred by the crumpled aluminum awning) seem to me just right. The open belfry, railing and the flare at the bottom of the roof are nicely done.




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