Details for First Baptist Church of Plainview (Atlas Number 5189001664)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5189001664


Marker Number 1664
Atlas Number 5189001664
Marker Title First Baptist Church of Plainview
Index Entry First Baptist Church of Plainview
Address 725 Austin St
City Plainview
County Hale
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 250752
UTM Northing 3786621
Subject Codes Baptist denomination; eccesiastical buildings; churches; Classical Revival (architectural style)
Marker Year 1990
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location
Marker Size 27" x 42"
Marker Text Organized on November 23, 1890, Plainview Baptist Church began with eleven charter members. The new congregation called the Rev. I.B. Kimbrough as pastor, and they soon erected their first church building at the intersection of Austin and Fourth streets. The growth of the church closely paralleled that of the city, which grew considerably after a branch of the Santa Fe Railroad was built through town in 1907 and the area's first irrigation well was dug. In a 1911 state charter the church was named First Missionary Baptist Church of Plainview. Programs for local church members were expanded, and the congregation actively supported domestic and foreign missionary activities. Continued growth led to the construction of this building in 1927, and the name was changed once again in 1929 to First Baptist Church of Plainview. This Classical Revival sanctuary features two entry porticos, a cast stone cornice, and classical pediment. Continued growth over the years led to the acquisition of adjacent property and the construction of additional church facilities, including the Memorial Educational Building in 1950. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1990