Old Bethel United Methodist Church, Charleston

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Old Bethel United Methodist Church is located at 222 Calhoun St., Charleston, South Carolina. The church was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1975.
The building was originally built at 55 Pitt St. at the corner with Calhoun St. in 1797-1798 for the Bethel Methodist Church congregation. After the congregation finished a new Greek Revival building in the mid-19th century, its existing building from 1797 was no longer needed. The 1797 building was moved to the current location in April 1882 after having been given to the black members of a nearby congregation.
The building was originally a plan meeting house with a simple rectangular plan. The portico with its four fluted columns was added after the building was moved to its present site. The columns have modified Corinthian-type capitals. The galleried interior is plainly finished.
Robert Stockton, "Do You Know Your Charleston?", Charleston News & Courier, December 22, 1980.National Register Nomination, February 21, 1975.
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  • Old Bethel is open to the public from June - October and during the fall and winter months by appointment . They offer an interactive tour and story of the church and the lives of the free and enslave people of the 1880 . You will hear songs of the Gullah, African and people ,they take you on a journey that makes you cry,laugh,and feel as if you have visited the 1880's.

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