Salem Methodist Episcopal Church

This church, now known as Christ Temple Cathedral Church, was just one stop on the westward journey of the congregation now known as Salem United Methodist Church. This church dates from 1905, cost $50,000, and they stayed here until 1925, when they moved west to Kingshighway and Cote Brilliante.

As readers can see, the exposes bell tower has surely been truncated due to being lashed by the weather over the last century.

2 Comments Add yours

  1. Slevin Kelevra says:

    Any info on what exactly happened to the bell tower?

    1. Chris Naffziger says:

      Most likely, like most “open work” Gothic detailing, the delicate stonework was buffeted by rain, snow and wind from all sides for over a century. When faced with the tuckpointing or relaying and masonry bills, the congregation chose to simplify and consolidate the stone and brickwork of the tower to save on expenses.

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