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Thursday, January 16, 2014

The Triangle Parking Lot: A Classen Gift

In the early days of the church, Anton Classen arranged for the triangle piece of land  between Classen Blvd. and Douglas Ave. (just in front of Wesley on its east side) to come to Wesley and later, when the sanctuary was built, Mrs. Classen had the area landscaped with rose bushes. Wife of Oklahoma City business leader, Anton H. Classen, Ella Classen and sister-in-law to early member, Anna Classen Wahl, this image was donated to Wesley by the Wahl family

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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