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Methodist Episcopal Church, Portsmouth, VA

May 11, 2017

This cared looked very familiar but it hadn’t been in the database until today. The corner entry tower and nearly book-matched façades imply a diagonal auditorium within, while the auxiliary entry and educational wing on the far left create such a characteristic form that it’s no wonder I thought I’d seen it before.

Looking down at the intersection of South and Washington streets, Central UMC is a near twin to its counterpart Epworth UMC across the Elizabeth River in Norfolk and seems not to be a diagonal plan after all. Sadly, the church has been abandoned since about 2012 and is derelict.

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