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Property Name First Methodist Episcopal Church of Farmington
Reference Number 14000512
State Michigan
County Oakland
Town Farmington
Street Address 33112 Grand River Avenue
Multiple Property Submission Name N/A
Status Listed 8/25/2014
Areas of Significance Architecture, Social history
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The First Methodist Episcopal (later United Methodist) Church of Farmington is significant under criteria A and C at the local level of significance. It is significant for its association with the social history of Farmington, holding community events such as high school graduations, movies, and school board meetings from the time of the church's construction in 1922 until 1953 when the larger high school was constructed. It is also significant for its architecture; the design by Butterfield and Butterfield for their home church was one the firm was particularly proud of as an example of a church that was specifically designed with a dedicated community auditorium. It is a good example of Late Gothic Revival style by the firm.

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Properties are listed in the National Register of Historic Places under four criteria: A, B, C, and D. For information on what these criterion are and how they are applied, please see our Bulletin on How to Apply the National Register Criteria