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Under the guidance of Historic Preservation course instructor Arnold Robinson, the Mathewson Street United Methodist Church student team completed a full assessment and rehabilitation plan. The team’s work on the Mathewson Street United Methodist Church was organized around a sequence of course assignments that approximated the standard approach used by design and preservation professionals planning for the rehabilitation of an historic structure.


The first-story floor plan was altered significantly during the 1951 renovations, and the entry vestibule is adorned with Neo-Gothic panelling. The chapel on the first floor is handsomely finished. The two-story sanctuary space has a semi-circular configuration with pews radiating from the altar, a balcony and substantial crown moulding.