Wingate M E Church

Wingate ME Church

Because of an old postcard I had seen from my county’s library website, showing the old Wingate M E Church, in Wingate, Indiana. I figured it would make a good “then and now” article.  The old picture is from a postcard, from about 1910.

The description from the Library website:-

The Wingate Methodist
Episcopal Church (also known as the Wingate M. E. Church) is
pictured. Much of the church building is obscured by trees.
Digitized copies of this and other postcards were provided
by Jane Lyle, February 2011.

These pictures were both taken at the junction of Main and Main Cross streets, in downtown Wingate, Indiana. Taken from the south west corner, looking north east.
 

The M.E. Church, in Wingate, IN C.1910
The M. E. Church, in Wingate, IN C.1910
 

The M.E. Church, in Wingate, IN, November 23rd 2012
The M. E. Church, in Wingate, IN, November 23rd 2012
 

The former Methodist Episcopal Church, now known as the New Hope Chapel, is located on Wingate, Indiana, at the junction of Main and Main Cross Streets.

If you compare the two pictures, you can see that there was a spire on the building, in 1910, as well as three entrance doors showing. There is only one entrance showing in the now picture, and the spire has been removed.

I located another similar postcard (below), also from the Crawfordsville Public Library website. It shows the Church and Parsonage, to the north of the church. That is now a house, seen on the left of the church, but is still there today.

The description from the Library website:-

Wingate (Ind.) M. E. Church and Parsonage. Sent to Della Fine, Wallace, Ind. [Dear Della. I that you had left the country. Why don’t you
come up. Come when you have a vacation. R. J.] Postmarked Nov 22, 19–.

Wingate (Ind.) M. E.
          Church and Parsonage

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