Parmalee United Methodist Church

Parmalee United Methodist Church

In 1878 twelve persons organized the Parmalee Methodist Church. The small congregation met at various locations until 1884, when this church was built on land given to the Methodist Trustee Board by Oliver and Bernice Carpenter. On September 15, 1884, the congregation held its first services in the original portion of this Gothic-style wood-frame building. The following year the Reverend M. D. Marsh became the church's first resident pastor. In 1903, Clara Joels, daughter of the village's founder Erastus K. Parmalee, gave additional property to the church for a horse and buggy shed. In 1913 a basement was built beneath the church. In 1961 the final addition was completed.
photo of Parmalee United Methodist Church

Registered Site L1367
Erected 1988

Location: Parmalee Road at Stimson
Thornapple Township, Barry County

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Latitude: 42.7547329, Longitude: -85.4810571

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