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Monroeville Methodist Episcopal Church


Monroeville, Salem County
Monroeville Road
founded 1850, built 1858

Because the Monroeville United Methodist church cornerstone reads "1858-1908" I almost omitted the church from this compilation. It seems, however, that the building was moved from its previous location outside the village in 1892 and the building was modified to some extent in 1908. The church was erected in 1858. It is a small frame building, almost square—three bays wide and three deep, with tall rectangular windows. The tower is nicely proportioned, with an open belfry and a half-round window over the pent roof. The cornice is modest, and wraps around the tower; in many other buildings, the tower interrupts the horizontal portion of the cornice.