Fourth Avenue United Methodist Church, Louisville

Fourth Avenue United Methodist Church, Louisville

Fourth Avenue Methodist Episcopal Church, also known as Fourth Avenue United Methodist Church, is a historic temple in Louisville. The present congregation of the Church had its start in 1888 when members of the Walnut Street Methodist Episcopal Church South united with members of the Chestnut Street Church.

By January 1902, the congregation had grown to 472 members and the present sanctuary was built, featuring new main facade complete with the remains of the old building, dating back to 1888, which were deemed significant as "an exceptional example of Gothic Revival ecclesiastical architecture". In 1922, a Sunday School Annex was added, and the entire church complex underwent major renovation following Louisville's flood of 1937. The newest annex of the church is the Sallie Smyser Chapel erected in 1957.

The sanctuary was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1979 and is still known throughout Methodism as one of its most beautiful places of worship.
Sight description based on Wikipedia.

Want to visit this sight? Check out these Self-Guided Walking Tours in Louisville. Alternatively, you can download the mobile app "GPSmyCity: Walks in 1K+ Cities" from iTunes App Store or Google Play. The app turns your mobile device to a personal tour guide and it works offline, so no data plan is needed when traveling abroad.

Download The GPSmyCity App

Download 'GPSmyCity: Walks in 1K+ Cities' app for IOS   Download 'GPSmyCity: Walks in 1K+ Cities' app for Android

Fourth Avenue United Methodist Church on Map

Sight Name: Fourth Avenue United Methodist Church
Sight Location: Louisville, USA (See walking tours in Louisville)
Sight Type: Religious
Guide(s) Containing This Sight:

Walking Tours in Louisville, Kentucky

Create Your Own Walk in Louisville

Create Your Own Walk in Louisville

Creating your own self-guided walk in Louisville is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
Louisville Introduction Walking Tour

Louisville Introduction Walking Tour

Poised on the banks of the Ohio River, Kentucky's largest city Louisville blends small-town charm with urban sophistication. The first European settlement in the vicinity of modern-day Louisville was on Corn Island, established in 1778 by Col. George Rogers Clark, credited as the founder of the city. Two years later, the Virginia General Assembly approved the town charter of Louisville. The...  view more

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.5 Km or 2.8 Miles
Louisville Architecture Walking Tour

Louisville Architecture Walking Tour

Louisville, KY is a city famous for its architectural marvels, featuring a combination of styles and epochs, sizes and artistic directions, adding a great deal of diversity and uniqueness to the city panorama. Architecture buffs will be delighted at a chance to admire splendid Romanesque, Neo-Gothic, Classic Revival and Beaux-Arts edifices. Take this self-guided walk to explore some of the most...  view more

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.8 Km or 1.7 Miles
Downtown Museum and Gallery Tour

Downtown Museum and Gallery Tour

Louisville is a city famous for its quantity and diversity of museums. The biggest concentration of museums and art galleries can be found downtown. The galleries are represented by the most contemporary and talented artists and the museums exhibit their showpieces with the help of the newest technologies, which makes the visits more entertaining and educational. Visitors of any age and interest...  view more

Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 0.7 Km or 0.4 Miles
Historical Old Louisville Walking Tour

Historical Old Louisville Walking Tour

The third largest urban district in the United States and the largest preservation district rich in Victorian-era buildings, Old Louisville is an ideal place in which to travel through the history of the city. It is where the oldest and most peculiar architecture, featuring Romanesque, Queen Anne, Italianate styles, and other reminders of the past are concentrated. Among them St. James Court,...  view more

Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.2 Km or 1.4 Miles