Forgotten Landmark-Bethel A.M.E. Church, Malvern, AR

The Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church was founded as St. Luke African Methodist Episcopal Church in 1884, and has been a pillar in Malvern’s African-American community ever since. The church is being nominated to the National Register of Historic Places with local significance under Criterion A for its associations with the religious life of Malvern’s African-American community. The building, which was built in 1916, and designed by the noted church architect, Alfred W. Woods, of Lincoln, Nebraska, is also being nominated under Criterion C as an excellent example of the late Gothic Revival style. It is also being nominated under Criteria Consideration A:Religious Properties. (Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church)

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