Central United Methodist Church (Lansing)

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<br>Sanctuary as viewed from choir loft at Central United Methodist Church
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<br>Sanctuary at Central United Methodist Church
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<br>Stained glass window in sanctuary at Central United Methodist Church
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<br>Detail of mechanics of carillon at Central United Methodist Church
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<br>Detail of pipe organ console at Central United Methodist Church
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<br>Facade of Central United Methodist Church
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Location Name:  Central United Methodist Church (Lansing, Michigan)

Location Type:  Church (Methodist)

Year Completed:  1890

Architect(s):  Elijah E. Myers

History:  

Central United Methodist Church was built in the Richardsonian Romanesque style and designed by architect Elijah E. Myers (who also designed the Michigan State Capitol building located across Ottawa Street from the church). Central United Methodist is built of dark red Ionia sandstone and was completed in 1890. Perhaps the most interesting feature of this church is the Christopher Hansen Memorial Carillon. Dedicated in 1951, this is one of only twelve carillons in the State of Michigan. Its 36 bells were poured at the Petit-Fritsen Foundary in the Netherlands.

Central United Methodist Church was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1980.

Click here to visit Central United Methodist Church’s website.

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