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Historic St. John's Episcopal Church

 
 
Historic St. John's Episcopal Church Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tim Fillmon, April 10, 2019
1. Historic St. John's Episcopal Church Marker
Inscription.  This Carpenter Gothic style church was completed in 1889. Originally located in downtown Kissimmee on the northwest corner of Sproule Avenue and Mitchell Street, the church was dedicated by Bishop Edwin Gardner Weed in 1890. Electricity had not yet come to Kissimmee and worshippers arrived on foot, horseback, or by horse and buggy. In 1902, the church building was relocated to the northwest corner of Broadway and Sproule. The church was struck by lightning in 1921 and nearly burned down. A second fire in 1955 claimed the sacristy. Insurance proceeds allowed the church to purchase a new site with room for expansion, and the building was moved to this 10-acre site in 1961. Additional buildings were added in the 1960s, including a parish house, office, and rectory. The church's internal structure has remained unchanged since its construction, and features beautiful dark woodwork, oak pews and stained glass windows. Known as "The Caring Church," St. John's Episcopal is one of the oldest remaining church buildings in Osceola County, and serves as a constant reminder of the community's past.
 
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by A Friend of St. John's Episcopal Church, and the Florida Department of State. (Marker Number F-1031.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ArchitectureChurches & Religion. A significant historical year for this entry is 1889.
 
Location. 28° 18.465′ N, 81° 24.917′ W. Marker is in Kissimmee, Florida, in Osceola County. Marker is at the intersection of North John Young Parkway and West Columbia Avenue, on the right when traveling north on North John Young Parkway. Entrance to church is off of Columbia Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1709 North John Young Parkway, Kissimmee FL 34741, 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. Wesley Memorial Church (approx. one mile away); Tree Firemark (approx. 1.1 miles away); Osceola County (approx. 1.1 miles away); The Great Endurance Run (approx. 1.2 miles away); Osceola County Courthouse (approx. 1.2 miles away); Monument of The States (approx. 1.3 miles away); Young and Nora Tindall (approx. 1.3 miles away); Alexander Edwin and Nancy Temperance Partin Whaley (approx. 1.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Kissimmee.
 
Historic St. John's Episcopal Church Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tim Fillmon, April 10, 2019
2. Historic St. John's Episcopal Church Marker
Historic St. John's Episcopal Church image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tim Fillmon, April 10, 2019
3. Historic St. John's Episcopal Church
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 8, 2019. It was originally submitted on June 30, 2019, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida. This page has been viewed 289 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 30, 2019, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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