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First Methodist Episcopal Church, Watertown, CT

November 4, 2014


I usually associate New York City architect George W. Kramer with heavy masonry, most often a combination of red brick and Connecticut River sandstone. But in this case for a congregation with a modest budget, he produced a clapboard-sided version of his characteristic side-by-side plan, probably a C-1 or a C-2. I’m anxious to visit and investigate the interior.

The Watertown church was built in 1897-1898 for the sum of $9,500, which got you a lot of bang for the buck. Happily it’s still serving its community 117 years after the fact.

UPDATE [24.05.2017]: To see a copyrighted interior photograph, visit this site.

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