Details for Mount Vernon A.M.E. Church (Atlas Number 5001008782)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5001008782


Marker Number 8782
Atlas Number 5001008782
Marker Title Mount Vernon A.M.E. Church
Index Entry Mount Vernon A.M.E. Church
Address 913 E. Calhoun
City Palestine
County Anderson
UTM Zone 15
UTM Easting 251586
UTM Northing 3517663
Subject Codes Methodist (Methodist Episcopal and United Methodist) denomination; African American topics; eccesiastical buildings; Gothic Revial (Architectural style); African Methodist or Colored/Christian Methodist Episcopal; churches
Marker Year 1986
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location 913 E. Calhoun, Palestine
Marker Size Medallion & Plate
Marker Text Freedmen organized this African Methodist Episcopal Church in 1873. The first sanctuary, a frame building at Mulberry and Birch streets, was shared with a group of Missionary Baptists. In the late 1870s, the Methodists built their own chapel at this site and adopted the congregational name Mount Vernon. The present brick sanctuary, with influences of the Gothic Revival style, was completed in the 1920s. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1986