Methodist Episcopal Church, Forest Grove


Methodist Episcopal Church, Forest Grove


A two story church with a lower floor that is a partial basement. Steps lead up to the front doors located on the right one-third with the bell tower to the right of the entry. The left two-thirds have a double scalloped gable that make most of the remaining main floor. A large three panel stained glass window is in the center of this gable. The roof above the next floor runs lengthwise and has similar double scalloped gables on both ends. Most of the top of the bell tower is behind tree branches and can’t be seen very well. There are four trees in the front and a few on the left of the building. The back half of a house can be seen on the right of the church in the background. The sidewalk could be wood or concrete. This church was built in 1912 and was on the northeast corner of 18th Avenue and Birch Street. The church name was changed to Forest Grove Methodist Church in 1940. The building has been replaced with a newer building.
[front] No 22 M. E. Church Forest Grove Ore [back] Mr. Ray Schermerhorn 9416 – 58 Ave Lents Oregon Postmarked Forest Grove Jun 28 1917 with a one cent stamp. Forest Grove, Ore Dear Ray I am surely having a fine time Mrs. Bush and I slept to-gather My bed is not like our to home builded on horse(?) Eat at M.E last night to-night at Congregational I am going to Country to night I hope I sleep more then last night. I be home early tomorrow night Lula

Date Created

circa 1915


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