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Historical Images: St. Peter's United Methodist Church

Our weekly feature includes photographs from the Ocean City Historical Museum collection and from the modern era.

This week's "Then and Now" features , located on the northeast corner of Eighth Street and Central Avenue.

St. Peter's was established in October 1880 and was named the St. Peter’s Methodist Episcopal Church of Ocean City. Later the name was changed to the First Methodist Episcopal Church and at its 100th Anniversary in 1980, renamed St. Peter’s United Methodist Church of Ocean City. 

In the first image, the congregation's original house of worship, built in 1890, is shown circa 1900.

The second image shows the current church under construction during the cornerstone laying ceremony in 1908. The dedication services were held on July 4, 1909.

The third image shows St Peter's as it appears today after 103 years.

To see more historical photos of Ocean City, visit the Ocean City Historical Museum in the  at 1735 Simpson Ave.

Fred Miller September 22, 2012 at 01:49 PM
Thanks again Michael McMahon and the Ocean City Historical Museum for the wonderful local history pictures and information. Here's a little more history: 98 years ago, September 9, 1914, Booker T. Washinton, the most influential African American in the country, spoke in this church. The following day, the Ocean City Sentinel reported on his visit under this headline: WASHINGTON SPEAKS.
leslie clarke September 22, 2012 at 02:24 PM
Thanks for the great photos of St. Peter's. I have been worshipping there for more than 30 years!

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