Dunedin in Pinellas County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
Historic Andrews Memorial Chapel
American Presbyterian and Reformed Historical Site
Erected 2017 by Pinellas County Historic Preservation Board and the Florida Department of State. (Marker Number F-978, 345.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial Sites • Churches & Religion • Settlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the American Presbyterian and Reformed Historic Sites ⛪ series list.
Location. 28° 2.07′ N, 82° 47.068′ W. Marker is in Dunedin, Florida, in Pinellas County. Marker is at the intersection of San Mateo Drive and Buena Vista Drive, on the right when traveling north on San Mateo Drive. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1899 San Mateo Drive, Dunedin FL 34698, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Training Area of the U.S. Marine Corps Amphibian Tractor (Alligator) (approx. 0.4 miles away); Dunedin Isles Golf Club (approx. 0.7 miles away); Dr. Willis S. Blatchley House (approx. 1.1 miles away); Dunedin's African-American Community (approx. 1.1 miles away); Dedicated to the Memory of Dr. Willis Stanley Blatchley (approx. 1.1 miles away); Oasis Park (approx. Purple Heart Memorial (approx. 1.6 miles away); Orange Belt Railway Station (approx. 1.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Dunedin.
Regarding Historic Andrews Memorial Chapel. Andrews Memorial Chapel was listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 1972. This chapel is also one of 445 American Presbyterian and Reformed Historical Sites registered between 1973 and 2003 by the Presbyterian Historical Society (PHS), headquartered in Philadelphia. Approved sites received a metal plaque featuring John Calvin’s seal and the site’s registry number (PHS marker location unknown).
The following text is taken from the Presbyterian Historical Society website:
In 1868, Rev. Joseph Brown arrived by schooner in Clear Water Harbor. He gathered worshipers to form the First Presbyterian Church of Dunedin, organized in 1871. The congregation began construction of a church on Jerry Lake in 1876. The church, now known as Andrews Chapel, is the oldest Presbyterian church on the west coast of Florida. The interior features hand-carved pews and beams, with the ceiling styled like a ship’s hull. First Presbyterian Church eventually outgrew the original building and built a
Also see . . .
1. Andrews Memorial Chapel. Tampa Historical entry (Submitted on July 18, 2018, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida.)
2. Andrews Memorial Chapel. National Register of Historic Places nomination (Submitted on August 15, 2018, by Douglass Halvorsen of Klamath Falls, Oregon.)
Credits. This page was last revised on January 24, 2021. It was originally submitted on July 18, 2018, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida. This page has been viewed 138 times since then and 12 times this year. Last updated on August 15, 2018, by Douglass Halvorsen of Klamath Falls, Oregon. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on July 18, 2018, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida. 3, 4. submitted on July 23, 2018, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.