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History of Asbury UM Church

Asbury UM Church may be the most beautiful church ever built in the Greater Watertown area. Construction began in July 1907 and was completed in 1914. It was built of Pennsylvania Marble at a cost of $125,000. The church was designed to seat 1400 people. Its circular sanctuary, full-frontal pipe organ, and stunning picturesque stained-glass windows create an awe-inspiring worship experience. The church is located on the corners of Parker, Sterling, and Franklin Streets.

The raised wall between the sanctuary and the rotunda area was the largest mechanically-operated dividing wall north of Syracuse.

In 1965, a new education building was completed as a west wing to meet the needs of an expanding Sunday School program. The New Day Children’s Center now fully utilizes that wing.