A quick side trip revealed this jewel hidden in Highland Township.  It is the Highland United Methodist Church and is currently being used as a historical library for the county.

The building is Victorian Gothic with elaborate scroll work above the window heads, gables, and the tower.  The detail of the tower, which includes even more scroll work, decorative shingles, a belfry, and a metal weather vane, is impressive.

The building is listed in both the State and National Register (According to the State record, but I could not locate it in the National database) of Historic Places.

Some notes from the historical marker:  Built in 1886.  Purchased in
1980 by the township which restored the building and rededicated it in
1982.

Next time you’re in Highland Township take the time to stop and admire the craftsmanship that went into the tower.

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