Details for St. James United Methodist Church (Atlas Number 5309004444)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5309004444

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Marker Number 4444
Atlas Number 5309004444
Marker Title St. James United Methodist Church
Index Entry St. James United Methodist Church
Address 600 S. 2nd Street
City Waco
County McLennan
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 678067
UTM Northing 3492656
Subject Codes eccesiastical buildings; churches; Methodist (Methodist Episcopal and United Methodist) denomination; African American topics; Gothic Revial (Architectural style)
Marker Year 1986
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location S. 2nd & Clay streets
Marker Size 18" x 28"
Marker Text One of Waco's oldest churches, St.James Methodist Church was organized in 1874 by Father Anderson Brack (d. 1905). From the first worship services, conducted in a house near the Brazos River that served as a school for the black community, the congregation built several sanctuaries before completing work on this building in 1924. Designed in a modified Gothic Revival style, it features decorative brickwork, pointed arch windows,and octagonal towers. For over a century the congregation of St. James has been active in Missionary work, community service, and Christian education.