Details for Joshua Chapel A.M.E. Church (Atlas Number 5139007070)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5139007070


Marker Number 7070
Atlas Number 5139007070
Marker Title Joshua Chapel A.M.E. Church
Index Entry Joshua Chapel A.M.E. Church
Address 109 Aiken St.
City Waxahachie
County Ellis
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 703251
UTM Northing 3584990
Subject Codes eccesiastical buildings; churches; African American topics; African Methodist or Colored/Christian Methodist Episcopal; Romanesque/Richardsonian Romanesque (Architectural style)
Marker Year 1984
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location
Marker Size Medallion & Plate
Marker Text Organized in 1876, this congregation was named for its first pastor, the Rev. Joshua Goins, who started many African Methodist Episcopal churches across the state. Worshipers met in an old schoolhouse until this sanctuary was constructed in 1917. Designed by noted black architect W. S. Pittman, the building exhibits influences of the Romanesque Revival style and has become a landmark in Waxahachie's black community. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1984