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First Methodist Church,...
approximately 1900
Kalamazoo (Mich.)
 
Title
First Methodist Church, Kalamazoo, Michigan
Date
approximately 1900
Description
First Methodist Church on the southeast corner of South Rose and West Lovell Streets. Gothic Revival church facing West Lovell Street built in 1869. Brick building with tower on west side. Also shown is the Kauffer home on the northeast facing South Rose. Shows streetcar tracks along with people standing on the sidewalk. The Methodist Church demonstrates a Romanesque Revival influence, although the tower and spire are usually associated with Gothic.
First Congregational Ch...
approximately 1930
Kalamazoo (Mich.)
 
Title
First Congregational Church in winter
Date
approximately 1930
Description
Southwest corner of Academy and South Park Street. Shows portion of First Congregational Church, completed in 1928, with original steeple at front of building and the church house built on the west side of the building. Cars are parked on South Park. The YMCA is north of the church and the Henderson-Ames Company can be seen across the street on West Michigan Avenue. Shadow of tree in the midde of South Park Street.
Renovated sanctuary, in...
1959
Kalamazoo (Mich.)
 
Title
Renovated sanctuary, interior of Simpson United Methodist Church, Kalamazoo, Michigan
Date
1959
Description
Black and white photograph featuring the back of the sanctuary of Simpson United Methodist Church after renovation. View includes new pews, lighting, loft and new rear entrances with new doors. The church was later renamed Allen Chapel African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church.
Renovated altar, interi...
1959
Kalamazoo (Mich.)
 
Title
Renovated altar, interior of Simpson United Methodist Church, Kalamazoo, Michigan
Date
1959
Description
Black and white photograph featuring the front of sanctuary of Simpson United Methodist Church after renovation. View freatures the new altar, podium, pews and lighting. The church was later renamed Allen Chapel African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church.
Interior loft of Simpso...
1959
Kalamazoo (Mich.)
 
Title
Interior loft of Simpson United Methodist Church, Kalamazoo, Michigan
Date
1959
Description
Black and white photograph featuring the back of the sanctuary of Simpson United Methodist Church taken from the podium. View includes the rear pews, lighting, rear doors, and loft before renovation. The church was later renamed Allen Chapel AME Church.
Interior sanctuary of t...
1959
Kalamazoo (Mich.)
 
Title
Interior sanctuary of the Simpson United Methodist Church, Kalamazoo, Michigan
Date
1959
Description
Black and white photograph featuring the front of the sanctuary of Simpson United Methodist Church taken from loft. View shows altar, pews, pipe organ, piano and lighting before renovation. A Celebrant and two assistant chairs are on the stage. The plaque to the right of the pulpit outlines church attendence numbers. The church was later renamed Allen Chapel African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church.
Simpson United Methodis...
1959
Kalamazoo (Mich.)
 
Title
Simpson United Methodist Church, Kalamazoo, Michigan
Date
1959
Description
Black and white photograph of Simpson United Methodist Church at 804 West North Street. View features two stained glass windows in the facade, two doors (one open), and a portion of the side of the building. People in formal wear stand in front along with one car. A sign in of the building reads: Simpson Methodist Church. The church was later renamed Allen Chapel African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church.
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