Details for St. James Episcopal Church (Atlas Number 5507013712)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5507013712


Marker Number 13712
Atlas Number 5507013712
Marker Title St. James Episcopal Church
Index Entry Saint James Episcopal Church
Address 514 N. Bosque
City Meridian
County Bosque
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 626800
UTM Northing 3533214
Subject Codes churches
Marker Year 2004
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location 514 N. Bosque
Marker Size 18" x 28"
Marker Text Local Episcopalians founded the St. James congregation in 1913. Charter members Dr. James Julius Lumpkin and his wife, Ida Etoile (Fuller), donated this site, and church officials consecrated the new facilities that year. The church prospered in service to the community and for a time shared its facilities with Faith Lutheran Church. Membership at St. James declined over the years, and in 1994, the Episcopal Diocese of Fort Worth donated the deconsecrated property to the Alliance for Justice Foundation. The vernacular frame sanctuary exhibits Gothic Revival influences, with lancet windows and a gable end entry with a segmented glass arch. The building is flanked by what was the parish hall of St. James. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 2004