Begun in 1908, Guthrie's First United Methodist Church is listed on the National Register of Historic Places (1974) as a contributing resource to Guthrie Historic District. It is an example of the “Akron Plan,” a style popularized by the “education movement” of the late 19th century and attributed to the First Methodist Episcopal Church of Akron, Ohio in the late 1860s. The original GFUMC building was completed and dedicated only a few months before the State seat of government was moved from Guthrie to Oklahoma City in 1910. Today, the structure remains nearly the same in overall original form, features and detail.
PandDStudio prepared a Historic Structures Report for this property. The early history of GFUMC has been consistently included in milestone anniversary documents, but the continuing story was more elusive. PandDStudio culled through old church boxes and files to discover later stories relevant for inclusion in the Historic Structures Report. Using that information we were able to analyze past projects and long term conditions and maintenance problems that needed to be addressed. Divided into 10 sections, the report includes an Inspection Report, Rehab Recommendations, and Cost Estimate Studies. Additional reports for Structural, Mechanical, Electrical, and Roofing investigations are included in appendices.
LOCATION: Guthrie, OK
CLIENT: Guthrie First United Methodist Church