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Saturday, December 14, 2013

The Cherubs Overhead

The eight cherubs were crafted by the Oklahoma Concrete and Plaster Products Company, 32 East 23rd Street, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.   Legend is that the artisan who had designed the cherubs had based them on the likeness of his own small son who had died.  The cherub was a being from Biblical texts of unknown nature but always appeared to be serving God.  The sweet round faces, topped by baby curls, do indeed seem to have a rare quality to them.  Perhaps the story is true and a grieving father was confronted by the idea of his lost child always in a sacred space...always serving God.

Each winged cherub has a shield with a cross emblazoned on it from which the lamps hang.

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A special "Friends of Wesley" group is made of individuals, organizations, and businesses who wish to support the historic preservation of the century old and historically significant Wesley Methodist Church (Wesley United Methodist Church) founded in 1910.

The inspiring windows dating to 1928 honored people significant to local Oklahoma City history but also to the history of Oklahoma Methodism.

The church founding and development was guided by lay people who were leaders in Oklahoma City development in real estate, banking, business, and education.

It stands as a rare remaining example of Methodist Churches in the English Gothic style and as work by a significant early architectural firm.

Donations may be sent to:

Church Treasurer
Wesley United Methodist Church
1401 NW 25th
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma