Chappell Hill Methodist Episcopal Church

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Chappell Hill Methodist Episcopal Church
Chappell Hill Methodist Episcopal Church is located in Texas
LocationChurch St., Chappell Hill, Texas
Coordinates30°8′36″N 96°15′8″W / 30.14333°N 96.25222°W / 30.14333; -96.25222Coordinates: 30°8′36″N 96°15′8″W / 30.14333°N 96.25222°W / 30.14333; -96.25222
Area1 acre (0.40 ha)
Built1901
ArchitectBrandt,Heinrich C.
Architectural styleCarpenter Gothic
Governing bodyPrivate
MPSChappell Hill MRA
NRHP Reference #85000344[1]
Added to NRHPFebruary 20, 1985
 
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Chappell Hill Methodist Episcopal Church
Chappell Hill Methodist Episcopal Church is located in Texas
LocationChurch St., Chappell Hill, Texas
Coordinates30°8′36″N 96°15′8″W / 30.14333°N 96.25222°W / 30.14333; -96.25222Coordinates: 30°8′36″N 96°15′8″W / 30.14333°N 96.25222°W / 30.14333; -96.25222
Area1 acre (0.40 ha)
Built1901
ArchitectBrandt,Heinrich C.
Architectural styleCarpenter Gothic
Governing bodyPrivate
MPSChappell Hill MRA
NRHP Reference #85000344[1]
Added to NRHPFebruary 20, 1985

Chappell Hill Methodist Episcopal Church (also known as Chappell Hill United Methodist Church) is a historic church on Church Street in Chappell Hill, Texas.

History[edit]

The current Carpenter Gothic church building was constructed in 1901 Heinrich C. Brandt, but the church congregation and its Wesleyan tradition date back to 1849.

In 1849, Chappell Hill's founders, Jacob and Mary Haller, dedicated an acre, adjacent to the Chappell Hill Academy, for a church site. Five years earlier the national Methodist Episcopal Church had split into a Northern and Southern conference after being united since the founding of Methodism in America in 1789.

The first church building was erected in 1853 and continually served as a house of worship until September 9, 1900 when it was destroyed by the Geat Storm of 1900. The present building was constructed in 1901.

The two General Conferences, Methodist Episcopal Church (or northern section) and Methodist Episcopal Church, South remained separate until the 1939 merger of these two denominations plus a third, the Methodist Protestant Church, the resulting church being known as The Methodist Church.

On April 23, 1968, The United Methodist Church was created when The Evangelical United Brethren Church and The Methodist Church joined hands at the constituting General Conference in Dallas, Texas. The church continues as an active and growing congregation in the twenty-first century, with a full-time ordained pastor, weekly worship services and faith-based activities almost every day of the week.

The church building was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1985.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2009-03-13. 

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