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DeLand in Volusia County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

First United Methodist Church

1883

 
 
First United Methodist Church Marker image. Click for full size.
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1. First United Methodist Church Marker
Inscription. The First United Methodist Church was established August 1, 1880. It was the first church organized in the new settlement of DeLand. Three years later, this building was completed for worship services. It was a simple frame structure with a bell in the steeple, stained glass windows and a reed organ. Built at a cost of $2,600, it faced Woodland Boulevard on a site donated by J.W. Howry. In 1920 the building was moved to the rear of the property and turned at a 90 angle to provide space for the present sanctuary. Today, it serves as the narthex and over-flow space. This plaque is in commemoration of the church's 125th anniversary.
 
Erected by the West Volusia Historical Society.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Florida, West Volusia Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 29° 1.586′ N, 81° 18.177′ W. Marker is in DeLand, Florida, in Volusia County. Marker is on East Howry Avenue east of South Woodland Boulevard (U.S. 17/92), on the left when traveling east. Click for map. The marker is mounted on the building, to the right of the entry stairway facing Howry Avenue. Marker is at or near this postal address: 115 East Howry Avenue, Deland FL 32724, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers
First United Methodist Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By AGS Media, August 1, 2011
2. First United Methodist Church Marker
are within walking distance of this marker. St. John's Masonic Lodge (within shouting distance of this marker); Circa 1883 (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Dreka Building (about 500 feet away); Dreka Theater (about 600 feet away); Miller-Fish Building (about 700 feet away); Wilcox Saloon (about 700 feet away); The Haven Block (approx. 0.2 miles away); Landis-Fish Building (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in DeLand.
 
Also see . . .  FUMC DeLand. History page showing photos from 1886 through today (Submitted on August 5, 2011, by Glenn Sheffield of Tampa, Florida.) 
 
Categories. Churches, Etc.
 
First United Methodist Church of DeLand image. Click for full size.
By AGS Media, August 1, 2011
3. First United Methodist Church of DeLand
First United Methodist Church Sign image. Click for full size.
By AGS Media, August 1, 2011
4. First United Methodist Church Sign
Seen looking north along Woodland Avenue
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Glenn Sheffield of Tampa, Florida. This page has been viewed 476 times since then and 25 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Glenn Sheffield of Tampa, Florida. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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