Details for Zephyr Gospel Tabernacle (Atlas Number 5049005949)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5049005949

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Marker Number 5949
Atlas Number 5049005949
Marker Title Zephyr Gospel Tabernacle
Index Entry Zephyr Gospel Tabernacle
Address
City Zephyr
County Brown
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 519627
UTM Northing 3504389
Subject Codes eccesiastical buildings; churches
Marker Year 1976
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location SH 218, 1 block east of US 183, Zephyr
Marker Size Medallion and Plate
Marker Text In 1898 John N. Coffey (1847-1919) and John Schwalm (1825-1900) deeded this site for a community tabernacle. Townspeople donated labor and material to erect this open air shelter and to rebuild it after damage from a 1909 cyclone that devastated Zephyr. Many towns in Texas once had tabernacles like this for summer church revivals, political rallies, and social events. The Zephyr Home Demonstration Club led community restoration of this structure in 1976. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1976