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Church on historic home tour

Friday, September 16, 2005

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Arched ceilings, beautiful woodwork and stain glass windows are only part of the intricate beauty that visitors will experience inside the First United Methodist Church located at 201 N. Meridian St.

The Romanesque architecture of the First United Methodist Church makes it one of the most impressive buildings in the area, whether strolling around outside or the inside.

Brick towers mark the three entrances into the dual sanctuary area which has dark oak timbers and large rose windows made of opalescent glass. In the middle of each upper rose window is one of Raphel cherubs, while in the middle of each lower window are breathtaking images, which include "Christ in the Garden," "The Good Shepherd" and "Clinging to the rock."

Once you've completed your historic tour, remember there will be old-fashioned cakes and punch served at the Clay County Historical Museum in honor of its 25th Anniversary in conjunction with the tour.

Tickets for the Meridian-Forest Historic District's 4th Annual Historic Home and Landmark Tour on Sunday from 1 to 5 p.m. are $5 each and can be purchased at any of the tour sites during the day of the event. Advance tickets can also be purchased by calling Veda Bussing at 448-8595 or Scott Tillman at 446-7136.

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