Saint James African Methodist Episcopal Church

This Gothic Revival brick church was built by a congregation founded in 1873. It is located in the Method community, a post-Civil War freedman’s village since enveloped by Raleigh's growth. The stylish exuberance of its brick detailing is unusual for rural African American church buildings, and stands as a symbol of this proud community’s aspirations. The building is well-preserved and retains original features on the exterior, including its corner tower, pointed-arch (lancet) doorways and stained-glass windows, sawtooth and rowlock belt courses, and diamond-shaped stone lozenges decorating the façade buttresses.

Date: 1923



520 Method Road