The members of the Owego Apalachin Middle School architecture club have created a scale model of a landmark church for a class project.

The Owego United Methodist Church at 261 Main Street on April 22, 2018. (Photo: Bob Joseph/WNBF News)

The model of the Owego United Methodist Church was developed after the students studied the architectural characteristics of the Main Street structure. The church building was constructed in 1870.

The team of students was guided by technology education teacher Don Shultz. The team members also were assisted by art teacher Jolene Williams.

An architecture club student takes a close look at the scale mode. (Photo: Owego Apalachin Middle School)

The 1/24th scale model illustrates the church's Gothic Revival architectural style.

While the finished model is an accurate rendering of the structure, it has one prominent feature that's no longer part of the church. The model has a white steeple, which was produced using a 3D printer.

The church originally had a spire but that's been gone for decades. It was struck by lightning in 1907.

The scale model was presented to the church by the students and teacher at a Sunday morning service.

Members of the Owego Apalachin Middle School architecture club on April 22, 2018. (Photo: Bob Joseph/WNBF News)

WATCH the Owego Apalachin Middle School architecture club students work on their project in this video prepared by the school.

The reporter who wrote this story is a member of the Owego United Methodist Church.

Contact WNBF News reporter Bob Joseph: bob@wnbf.com

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