Details for Melissa Christian Church (Atlas Number 5085006184)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5085006184


Marker Number 6184
Atlas Number 5085006184
Marker Title Melissa Christian Church
Index Entry Melissa Christian Church
Address 1708 Harrison Street
City Melissa
County Collin
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 726214
UTM Northing 3685710
Subject Codes eccesiastical buildings; Classical Revival (architectural style); Christian (Disciples of Christ) denominations; churches
Marker Year 1992
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location corner of Central and Harrison Streets, Melissa
Marker Size 18" x 28"
Marker Text This congregation traces its origin to religious gatherings in a local schoolhouse as early as 1868. The church's first sanctuary, built near this site in 1878, was destroyed by a tornado in 1921 and replaced by this structure in 1924. Local contractor W.N. Osburn supervised church volunteers in its construction. Its modest classical details include pediments at the entrances and the dentil cornice. Many of Melissa Christian's present day congregation are descendants of the church's original charter membership. The congregation continues to serve the local community. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1993 Incise on back: Willena M. Moore, Chairperson Irene Bell, S.S. Supt. Rev. Allan W. Lee, D.D. Minister