Details for Thomas Chapel United Methodist Church (Atlas Number 5339012608)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5339012608

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Marker Number 12608
Atlas Number 5339012608
Marker Title Thomas Chapel United Methodist Church
Index Entry Thomas Chapel United Methodist Church
Address 512 W. Martin Luther King Blvd.
City Willis
County Montgomery
UTM Zone 15
UTM Easting 261299
UTM Northing 3368248
Subject Codes Methodist (Methodist Episcopal and United Methodist) denomination; African American topics; eccesiastical buildings; Gothic Revial (Architectural style); churches
Marker Year 2001
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location corner of Martin Luther King Blvd. (Waverly St.) and Holland
Marker Size Medallion & plate
Marker Text Organized in 1867 as the Thomas Chapel Methodist Episcopal Church, South, this congregation is the oldest in Willis and pre-dates the founding of the community. Worship services were held in log and frame buildings and brush arbors before this building was completed in 1899 during the pastorate of the Rev. Edward Lee. Elements of the Gothic Revival style, a style commonly used in church buildings, include the large Gothic window on the front façade, smaller Gothic windows above the entrance, and the square bell tower. It has been a center of community and spiritual life for more than 100 years. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 2001