This plate features a green transferware decoration of the First Methodist Church of South Bend, Indiana. The plate is 9 7/8" wide. It is marked on the back "Eggshell Theme Homer Laughlin Made in USA E 52 N 5," in green and "World Wide Art Studios Covington, Tenn." in black. It also has in black a brief history of the church, which reads "The First Methodist Church was organized by Rev. N.B. Griffith in April 1831 in the bar-room of the tavern kept by Benjamin Coquillard, a Roman Catholic. The first meetings were held in a log school house, and the first Sunday school was held in the kitchen of John Brownfield. A frame Church was erected in 1835 at the corner of La Salle & Main. A red brick Church was built in 1848 at Main & Jefferson. The present brick building at 325 N. Main was dedicated May 2, 1914." The building built in 1914 is the current location of the First Methodist Church today. The plate is in excellent condition with no chips or cracks.
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