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First Methodist Episcopal Church of Quinton
Quinton, Salem County

Quinton's Methodist congregation was organized in 1867 although meetings had been held in private homes prior to that date. Their original church building had been purchased from the Pentonville congregation and re-erected in Quinton; it served until 1883, when this brick building was erected. The silhouette is sufficient to see that it is in the Gothic mode. A side view of the church would have shown the clerestory—a row of windows above what would be articulated aisles in an Episcopal or Catholic church; that feature is unusual in a small, Protestant church. The main entrance is set well-back from the front of the building through the side of the tower—also an unusual element. This is not simply a large vernacular building—there was an architect involved. The profile of nave-and-aisles and clerestory windows mark it as an unusually sophisticated design.




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