Details for First United Methodist Church of Weatherford (Atlas Number 5367001899)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5367001899

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Marker Number 1899
Atlas Number 5367001899
Marker Title First United Methodist Church of Weatherford
Index Entry First United Methodist Church of Weatherford
Address S. Main at Columbia
City Weatherford
County Parker
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 612629
UTM Northing 3624835
Subject Codes eccesiastical buildings; churches; Methodist (Methodist Episcopal and United Methodist) denomination; Gothic Revial (Architectural style)
Marker Year 1979
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location S. Main Street at Columbia -Weatherford
Marker Size Medallion & Plate
Marker Text Organized in 1857, this congregation built a meetinghouse in 1867 at Walnut and Church Street. In 1886 a tornado destroyed the first sanctuary. This structure was begun three years later under the leadership of the Reverend James Mackey. The Victorian Gothic edifice with its elaborate tower was dedicated in 1893. The same type of limestone was later used in building additions to the church. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark, 1979.