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Wednesday, February 25, 2009

First Methodist Church, 600 State Street, (NR)

First Church is the oldest Methodist Church west of the Rockies. The present building was constructed between the years 1870 and 1878. It is listed as a Methodist Landmark. Its tall white steeple, 185 feet above street level, is the highest structure in Salem. A collection of church records and an exhibit of memorabilia are available for viewing by any interested visitor. See many earlier photographs of this church.

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