Filed Under African American

Wilson Temple United Methodist Church

This Gothic Revival church, erected in 1910 to replace an 1873 wood-frame chapel, is the earliest and most prominent surviving institutional building in the once-rural freedman's community of Oberlin. The church sustained heavy damage from Hurricane Hazel in 1954 but retains its Gothic Revival style despite several repairs and renovations. With the exception of the castellated tower, expanded southeast entry, and stained-glass windows, the original building appears much as it did in 1910.

Date: 1910-1911

Images

Wilson Temple United Methodist Church, 2011 Image courtesy of D. Strevel, Capital City Camera Club.
Wilson Temple United Methodist Church, 2011 Image courtesy of D. Strevel, Capital City Camera Club.
Wilson Temple United Methodist Church, 1980 Image by Michael Zirkle Photography, copyright Raleigh Historic Development Commission.

Location

1023 Oberlin Road

Metadata

RHDC, “Wilson Temple United Methodist Church,” Raleigh Historic, accessed February 5, 2023, https://raleighhistoric.org/items/show/101.