May 24, 2010 Mid-Century Modern

Modern Snapshot: St. Paul’s United Methodist Church in Kensignton

Sign of St. Paul's United Methodist Church

I like the stone and mid-century font of the church sign.

The 1968 St. Paul’s United Methodist Church building in Kensington is the fourth the congregation has had since its founding in 1885. The current mid-century modern sanctuary was built after fire destroyed the previous sanctuary and heavily damaged other buildings, which were built in the 1950s.  You can view a few pictures of the four church buildings to see how the style changed over the years by clicking here and then clicking St. Paul’s and then History. The church is located here if you are in the are and want to see it in person.

Creating geometric shapes with shrubs was a common mid-century landscaping technique.