Thursday, January 19, 2012

This Place Matters: Clarksburg Methodist Church

Clarksburg's former Methodist Church is included in the 1999 Indiana Landmarks Decatur County Interim Report. The report, available at the Greensburg Public Library, is an inventory of all the historic sites and structures in the county. The church was rated "notable" because of its "unaltered condition." The church still has its original clapboard siding.

The church was constructed c. 1885 in the Classical Revival style.

The two small stained glass windows are still intact.

From the Interim Report: "Sadly, one of Clarksburg's more prominent buildings is endangered. This church, which is located on the southwest side of town, stands with its windows boarded up and is no longer in use."

For more information about the church, see Pat Smith's column in the Greensburg Daily News, 25 January 2012.

This Place Matters is a National Trust for Historic Preservation campaign to encourage people "to start conversations about preserving places [that matter], and the stories they tell, for future generations."

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