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posted Jan 24, 2015, 9:43 AM by Barry Matthews   [ updated Nov 30, 2018, 11:26 PM by Office Office ]

In April 1914, the Wyoming Annual Conference recognized Firwood as a charge.  They had separated from St. Andrews Methodist Church (located in the Heights).  The Location Committee was advised that the location of a new church must be at a point that would not weaken any other church.  They purchased the property on the corner of Dagobert Street and Old River Road at a cost of $4,500.

The name "Firwood" was selected in part due to the area's natural woodland beauty.  Fir trees dotted the streets from Gates Street down Carey Avenue to Division Street, and a huge fir tree stood on the grounds of Henry M. Hoyt elementary school on Sturdevant Street.  An article in the Wilkes-Barre Record newspaper headlline read, "A Beautiful New Church at Firwood Dedicated May 30, 1915.


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