Pataskala United Methodist Church (3/8)  LbNA # 64915 (ARCHIVED)

Placed DateJun 18 2013
Location458 S Main St, Pataskala, OH, PATASKALA, OH
Found By TeamDoll
Last Found Sep 1 2013
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Pataskala United Methodist Church
The congregation of what is now the Pataskala United Methodist Church first met in 1852 in a building northeast of Pataskala near Muddy Fork Creek. By 1856 a frame building was erected on the site of the present church at 458 South Main Street in Pataskala. After nearly 40 years in that edifice, W. H. Mead II, co-founder of the Pataskala Banking Company, initiated a financial campaign which led to the construction of the present brick building. It was completed in 1897. Of significance and still in use in the sanctuary of this historical church is the pulpit hand-carved by Julia Brooke. The service to its members and the community were broadened by the addition of a large fellowship hall in 1971. It was later renamed the Beeson Fellowship Hall in honor of David J. Beeson a long-time and committed member. The most recent change to the building took place in 2013 when the Beeson Fellowship Hall was enlarged to accommodate the weekly contemporary services. The church was placed on the National Register of Historical Places in 1983.

Clues: Start at the double doors on the left when looking at the front of the building. Go 39 steps at 195° until you reach the first tree in a line of three trees. Continue down the line to the third tree and search in the crevice of the tree. The box is not there. Return to the double doors in which you started and look to the left of the stone staircase. The box will be found beneath stone in the rear of the flower bed.

Continue down the sidewalk to your left until you arrive at the City Police station on the right. This will be next building on the right.