Details for Kosse Tabernacle (Atlas Number 5507016984)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5507016984

Data

Marker Number 16984
Atlas Number 5507016984
Marker Title Kosse Tabernacle
Index Entry Kosse Tabernacle
Address 200 W. Adams
City Kosse
County Limestone
UTM Zone
UTM Easting
UTM Northing
Subject Codes buildings; institutional buildings; Methodist denomination
Marker Year 2011
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location NW Madison &S.W Corner of Adams and Mignonette
Marker Size 18" x 28"
Marker Text After Evangelist Abe Mulkey led a 1912 revival at Kosse Methodist Church, city officials decided to build a tabernacle to accommodate Kosse’s growing religious needs. The frame building, completed that year for $2,000, featured a gable-on-hip roof, banks of paired windows, wooden stage, choir platform and pulpit, and a dirt floor. Originally designed for church functions, it quickly became a community gathering place. Events ranged from dances and singings to fraternal organization meetings and community dinners. In the 1930s, Kosse students attended classes here after the schoolhouse burned. It has also been a polling place and a refuge for hurricane evacuees. The tabernacle has been central to community events in Kosse.

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Kosse Tabernacle (RTHL)
Kosse Tabernacle (RTHL)