Allentown Methodist Church, 1956, Wilkinson County


In his book, Architecture of Middle Georgia: The Oconee Area, John Linley wrote:  (Allentown’s) outstanding building is the Allentown Methodist Church. Though built in 1956, it is Colonial in style, but was designed with a degree of skill and sensitivity that is rare in any period. W. Elliot Dunwoody, Jr., was the architect.


Filed under --WILKINSON COUNTY GA--, Allentown GA

3 responses to “Allentown Methodist Church, 1956, Wilkinson County

  1. Ben Dooley

    Beautiful with true and correct classical proportions and details. Are you sure this was built in 1956? It really looks more like a building from 1856 when architecturally correct proportioning was understood by even local carpenters. Today most architects don’t even recognize the classical orders.

  2. Suzanne Nichols

    Absolutely beautiful! Never seen it before; it’s on my list now!
    Brian, you quoted a book on architecture of middle Georgia (which I’ll be on the lookout for now). Are you aware of any similar books dealing with architecture a little further south? Also, any you recommend for the coastal area? Thanks for doing what you do!

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