Blair County

 

These are the postcards related to United Methodism in Blair County PA that are in the postcard collection at the archives of the Susquehanna Conference of the United Methodist Church.  The Susquehanna Conference covers 32 counties in central and northeast Pennsylvania.  The archives of the Susquehanna Conference are located at Lycoming College in Williamsport PA.

 

United Methodism includes the following denominations, abbreviated as shown.

     EA – Evangelical Association

     EUB – Evangelical United Brethren Church

     EV – Evangelical Church

     MC – Methodist Church

     ME – Methodist Episcopal Church

     MES – Methodist Episcopal Church, South

     MP – Methodist Protestant Church

     UB – United Brethren Church

     UE – United Evangelical Church

     UM – United Methodist Church

 

     1922:  The EA and UE denominations united to form the EV denomination.

     1939:  The ME and MES and MP denominations united to form the MC denomination.

     1946:  The UB and EV denominations united to form the EUB denomination.

     1968:  The EUB and MC denominations united to form the UM denomination.

 

In addition, United Methodism produced the following separate denominations, created by congregations that left one of the above denominations.  Relevant postcards from these denominations are included in the collection.

     EC – Evangelical Congregational Church, left the UE in 1922

     ECNA – Evangelical Church of North America [now the Evangelical Church], left the EUB in 1968

     UBOC – United Brethren Old Constitution Church, left the UB in 1889

     UC – United Christian Church, left the UB in 1869


 


 

Altoona Asbury ME

 

            This building is now Asbury UM Church.

 

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Altoona Eighth Avenue ME

 

            This building was later Faith UM Church. 

            It was destroyed by fire.

 

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Altoona Eighth Avenue MC

 

            This building was later Faith UM Church. 

            It was destroyed by fire.

 

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Altoona First ME architect sketch

 

            This building is now First UM Church.

 

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Altoona First ME looking down Twelfth Avenue

 

            This building is now First UM Church.

 

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Altoona First ME view #1

 

            This building is now First UM Church.

 

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Altoona First ME view #2

 

            This building is now First UM Church.

 

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Altoona First ME view #3

 

            This building is now First UM Church.

 

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Altoona First ME view #4

 

            We have two versions, one tinted green and one not tinted.

            This building is now First UM Church.

 

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Altoona First MC

 

            The roof has been simplified.  This building is now First UM Church.

 

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Altoona First UB view#1

 

            This building was later Trinity UM Church. 

            This building is still standing, but it has been sold.

 

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Altoona First UB view#2

 

            This building was later Trinity UM Church. 

            The building is still standing, but it has been sold.

 

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Altoona Grace ME

 

            This building is still standing, but it has been sold.

 

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Altoona Second ME view #1

 

            We have two versions, one #234 and one #251

            This building was later Eighth Avenue ME Church, and then Faith UM Church. 

It was destroyed by fire.

 

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Altoona Second ME view#2

 

            We have three versions, one as shown and one colorized and one colorized with a 1” blank space under the picture.

            This building was later Eighth Avenue ME Church, and then Faith UM Church. 

It was destroyed by fire.

 

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Altoona Second UB architect sketch

 

            This building is now Second Avenue UM.

 

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Altoona Simpson ME raising the bell

 

            This building has been razed.

 

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Altoona Simpson ME

 

            We have two versions of this view, one as shown and one colorized.

 

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Bellwood First ME church and parsonage

 

            This building is now Trinity UM Church.

 

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Bellwood First ME

 

            This building is now Trinity UM Church.

 

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Duncansville ME church picture on sticker

 

            This building is still standing.  The congregation rebuilt across the alley to the west.

 

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Duncansville ME town collage

 

            The ME church building is at the upper left.

            This building is still standing.  The congregation rebuilt across the alley to the west.

 

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Duncansville Hicks Memorial ME church and parsonage

 

            These buildings are now part of the Hicks Memorial UM Church complex. 

            The structure at the left is no longer the parsonage.

 

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Hollidaysburg First ME view #1

 

            This building is still standing.

            The congregation relocated, and the building was sold.

 

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Hollidaysburg First ME view #2

 

            This building is still standing.

            The congregation relocated, and the building was sold.

 

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Martinsburg ME architect drawing

 

            This building is still standing, but it has been sold.

 

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Martinsburg ME

 

            This building is still standing, but it has been sold.

 

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Roaring Spring ME church and parsonage

 

            This building is now Trinity UM Church.

 

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Tyrone UB

 

            This building is now Christ UM Church.

 

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Tyrone First ME 1906 annual conference

 

            This building is now Wesley UM Church.

 

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Tyrone First ME view #1

 

            This building is now Wesley UM Church.

 

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Tyrone First ME view #2

 

            This building is now Wesley UM Church.

 

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Tyrone First MC educational building

 

            This building is now Wesley UM Church.

 

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Tyrone First ME interior

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Tyrone Methodist Home for the Aged view #1

 

            This is the original building.

            This building is no longer standing.

            The site is now named Epworth Manor.

 

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Tyrone Methodist Home for the Aged view #2

 

            This is the original building, with additions.

            This building is no longer standing.

            The site is now named Epworth Manor.

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Tyrone Methodist Home for the Aged view #3

 

            This is the original building, with additions and an enlarged fourth floor.

            This building is no longer standing.

            The site is now named Epworth Manor.

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Tyrone Methodist Home for the Aged lounge

 

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Tyrone Methodist Home for the Aged chapel

 

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Tyrone Methodist Home for the Aged nurses’ station

 

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Tyrone Epworth Manor UM view #1

 

            The buildings at the left are no longer standing.

 

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Tyrone Epworth Manor UM view #2

 

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Williamsburg First MC architect sketch

 

            This building is now Williamsburg UM Church.

 

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