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Sunday, March 1, 2009

Leslie Methodist Parsonage, 1305 Cannon Street SE, (LL)

This former parsonage of Leslie Methodist Church was built 1894 at the southeast corner of Commercial and Myers Streets on land donated by George H. and Mary Leslie Jones. She was the daughter of Rev. David Leslie who was prominent in the establishment of Salem. He received a portion of the Mission land claim, a section between Mission and McGilchrist Streets. His home and orchard were on the property sold to Asahel Bush,near this property.
The congregation was organized as a Sunday School in 1866, becoming South Salem Church. In 1889 it was renamed Leslie Methodist Church. The congregation dwindled over the years and in 1982 this building was offered for sale. The new owner, Dr. David West, moved the parsonage and restored it for medical offices that opened in the next year.


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