The Durham Morning Herald, of January 17, 1920 (p. 5) announced, “West Durham Will Have New Church” and reported, “yesterday . . . Charles W. Carlton architect of Chattanooga, Tenn., arrived in the city and conferred with the building committee of the West Durham Methodist church. Detailed plans were worked out. . . .” Construction was estimated to cost approximately $50,000. Although there were reports of fundraising efforts, there is no evidence that this church was actually built. It is possible that Carlton’s design for this church was shared by or had an influence on the church he planned in the eastern part of Durham, now known as Asbury Temple United Methodist Church.