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The entrance to St. Mark Methodist Church has a triple entrance portal beneath a large pointed arch window
Courtesy of Atlanta Urban Design Commission

Built from 1902 to 1903, St. Mark Methodist Church is one of Atlanta's few remaining early 20th-cenutry Gothic style granite churches. Particularly noteworthy are its stained glass windows made with the pot-metal glass technique used in European Gothic churches during the Middle Ages and the Renaissance.

The main facade has a triple entrance portal beneath a large arched window and front gable. A tall bell tower with arched windows and openings, wall buttresses and steeple dominate the left corner of the facade. The right corner has a narrow polygonal-shaped tower and spire. The north and south facades have a cross gable with rose-shaped window and six arched windows. The interior of the church consists of the sanctuary and later additions of the chapel (1947) and an educational wing (1957). The sanctuary has three rows of pews and an altar and choir at the east end. In 1959 the altar area was enlarged and renovated, and a new organ was installed. The 12 pictorial stained glass windows on the north and south walls were installed between 1909 and 1959. The scheme of the subjects is based on the life of Christ.

St. Mark Methodist Church is located at 781 Peachtree St. in Atlanta. The public is welcome during regularly scheduled services. For more information call 404-873-2636 or visit the church's website.

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