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Monticello Methodist Church, Fairfield County (S.C. Hwy. 215, Monticello)
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According to a history of Monticello Methodist Church, the building was constructed in 1861 by Jacob Bookman. The church is significant as a very intact example of a mid-nineteenth century rural church building. The interior retains the original pews as well as the former slave gallery along three wall elevations. The church is a one-story, front gable-roofed, weatherboarded frame building in the Greek Revival style with a meeting house floor plan. The fašade end of the gable is pedimented with a boxed cornice, plain frieze, and has a semicircular vent in the gable. The portico is supported by octagonal wooden columns on a stepped brick entrance. The fašade has three entrance doors topped by Gothic Revival inspired pointed-arched, modern stained glass transom windows. The central entrance also has modern stained glass sidelights above wooden panels. The side elevations have multi-light, shuttered windows. There is a cemetery to the left of the church. Listed in the National Register December 6, 1984.

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