Asbury United Methodist, 03.10.68
(Courtesy The Herald-Sun Newspaper)
Asbury United Methodist began in 1894 as the West Durham Methodist Church at the corner of West Main and Ninth Streets. In 1927, the church constructed a new sanctuary, designed by Greensboro architect Harry Barton at Sixth St. and College Road / W. Markham Avenue. and moved the congregation to Trinity Heights. In 1944, the congregation changed its name to Asbury Methodist Church.
The congregation is still active today. While I think the building is beautiful, I can't say I'm a fan of the immense circa-1968 surface parking lot. Familiar theme - immense lot, full on Sundays, empty-ish a lot of other times. It particularly hurts to have the corner (and half the block face) taken up by this - maybe at some point they can find a way to do with less and at least get some building along one of the two street frontages, including the corner.
Asbury United Methodist, 07.04.10
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