Details for Montgomery Baptist Church Building (Atlas Number 5339007889)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5339007889

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Marker Number 7889
Atlas Number 5339007889
Marker Title Montgomery Baptist Church Building
Index Entry Montgomery Baptist Church Building
Address Pond and Caroline St.
City Montgomery
County Montgomery
UTM Zone 15
UTM Easting 240850
UTM Northing 3365040
Subject Codes Baptist denomination; churches; Georgian Revial (Architectural style)
Marker Year 1985
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location
Marker Size Medallion & Plate
Marker Text Baptist in Montgomery organized a fellowship in 1850 and purchased land at this site the same year. In 1853, the Rev. thomas Chilton became the church's first full-time pastor. This vernacular Gothic revival sanctuary was constructed in 1902, during the pastorate of O. P. Stark, who is said to have designed the building himself. A 1918 storm destroyed the upper part of the steeple, and an education wing was added in the 1940s. The congregation met here for worship until 1979. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1985