Missouri United Methodist Church

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Missouri United Methodist Church
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Missouri United Methodist Church is located in Missouri
Missouri United Methodist Church
Missouri United Methodist Church is located in the US
Missouri United Methodist Church
Location204 S. 9th St., Columbia, Missouri
Coordinates38°56′57″N 92°19′37″W / 38.94917°N 92.32694°W / 38.94917; -92.32694Coordinates: 38°56′57″N 92°19′37″W / 38.94917°N 92.32694°W / 38.94917; -92.32694
Arealess than one acre
Built1925 (1925)-1930
ArchitectEpple, John A.
Architectural styleLate Gothic Revival
NRHP reference #80002312[1]
Added to NRHPSeptember 4, 1980

The Missouri United Methodist Church is a United Methodist church in downtown Columbia, Missouri on Ninth Street. The building was constructed between 1925 and 1930, and is an Indiana Bedford limestone Late Gothic Revival style church. The sanctuary seats 1,000 people.[2] The Stained Glass windows, including the large History of Methodism window at the rear of the sanctuary, are some of the most detailed in Mid-Missouri.[3]

The Missouri United Methodist Church has a long music tradition. It has a large Skinner pipe organ (1928, Opus 750). The Church hosts an annual Missouri United Church Concert Series featuring the Columbia Chorale, the 9th Street Philharmonic Orchestra as well as other well-known groups such as Chanticleer and the Vienna Boys Choir. The church is currently pastored by Lead Pastor Fred Leist, and Associate Pastors, Charity Goodwin, Joan DeBoe, Kim Parker and Hank Jenkins.

It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1980.[1]

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  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.
  2. ^ Missouri United Methodist Church Archived 2008-05-09 at the Wayback Machine.
  3. ^ Priscilla A. Evans (April 1980). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory Nomination Form: Missouri United Methodist Church" (PDF). Missouri Department of Natural Resources. Retrieved 2016-09-01.

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Downtown apartment and mixed-use development next to the church in June 2017