Council of Independent Colleges Historic Campus Architecture Project



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Institution Name: Wesley College
Original/Historic Place Name: First Baptist Church of Dover
Location on Campus: 9 Bradford St.
Date(s) of Construction:
1892original construction
Designer: unknown
Type of Place: Individual building
Style: Gothic revival, Victorian (Glossary)
Significance: architecture
Narrative: see below
References: see below
Foundation: stone
Walls: brick
Roof: shingles; slate
ca. 1892-present (2006)chapel

Located at 9 North Bradford Street (First Baptist Church of Dover) and built in 1892, this substantial brick ecclesiastical building has many interesting features. They include the use of the Victorian Gothic style, random ashlar stone foundation, a slate gable roof, decorative wood trim gable ends, a three story corner entrance tower, stone quoins, stone coursing in the bell tower, Gothic arch sashes, stained glass windows, stone lintels, and a contemporary, second story brick addition at the east end.


Victorian Dover Historic District [including Wesley College]. National Register of Historic Places designation report. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of the Interior/National Park Service, 1979.


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