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Belmont Methodist Episcopal Church

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Built  1917 (1917)-1921
NRHP Reference #  11000551
Designated VLR  June 16, 2011
Added to NRHP  18 August 2011
Built by  Clemmer, John L.
VLR #  128-6271
Area  963 m²
Belmont Methodist-Episcopal Church
Location  806 Jamison Ave., SE, Roanoke, Virginia
Architectural style  Gothic Revival architecture
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Belmont Methodist-Episcopal Church, also known as Metropolitan Community Church of the Blue Ridge, is a historic Methodist Episcopal church located in the Belmont neighborhood of Roanoke, Virginia. It was built between 1917 and 1921, and is a three-story, brick Late Gothic Revival style church. It features a tall bell tower, complex roof form, steeply-pitched gables and parapets, large pointed arch windows, crenellated corner towers, buttresses, cast-concrete quatrefoils and other detailing.

"Observe especially the expanding auditorium. Main auditorium seats 440; Parlour adjoining, 75; Adult Assembly room, 260; Gallery 225; grand total in sight and hearing of the pulpit, 1,000."

In one notice from 1917, H. L. Cain is named the architect of the church building, and the cost of the building was initially budgeted for $50,000.00.

It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2011.

References

Belmont Methodist-Episcopal Church Wikipedia


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