Details for First Methodist Church (Atlas Number 5203010157)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5203010157


Marker Number 10157
Atlas Number 5203010157
Marker Title First Methodist Church
Index Entry First Methodist Church
Address 300 E. Houston St.
City Marshall
County Harrison
UTM Zone 15
UTM Easting 371803
UTM Northing 3601750
Subject Codes eccesiastical buildings; churches; Methodist (Methodist Episcopal and United Methodist) denomination
Marker Year 1965
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location
Marker Size Medallion & Plate
Marker Text Begun by Littleton Fowler, 1839. Job M. Baker, first pastor. Organized 1845. Built 1861 on site given by Wm. M. and Mary M. Johnston. Bricks hand-molded, beams hand-hewn. Gallery in north end for slave members. Munitions stored in basement during Civil War. Bell, given to Confederacy, replaced 1865 by one stolen from Federal Army. During World War I, this sold for metal. While pastor here, 1866, Dr. E. M. Marvin was elected bishop. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1965