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Pleasant Mound Methodist Church

 
 
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By Kayla Harper, October 25, 2020
1. Pleasant Mound Methodist Church Marker
Inscription.  

This congregation traces its history to a Union Church in Scyene, a small farming community once located at the present intersection of Scyene and St. Augustine Roads in Dallas. The first church in the community was a two-story community meeting house that also served as a general store, Masonic Lodge, and school. Several denominations worshiped together, a tradition which continued after the Methodists built a log sanctuary in 1876. In 1878 the church moved to the Pleasant Mound Community (then 3 miles east of Dallas, now within the city). Newton J. and Catherine Beeman Hustead donated land at the northwest corner of Scyene Road and Buckner Boulevard for a church and cemetery. A new house of worship, completed in 1881, was replaced by a larger structure in 1885. A growing membership and storm damage to the building led to the construction of another sanctuary in 1895. After 1900 the other denominations that had been meeting with the Methodists began to form their own congregations. Members of the various congregations met together for annual homecomings from 1910 to 1953. Land at this site was purchased, and a new Methodist sanctuary
Pleasant Mound Methodist Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kayla Harper, October 25, 2020
2. Pleasant Mound Methodist Church Marker
was completed in 1954.
 
Erected 1990 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 6823.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ArchitectureChurches & ReligionSettlements & Settlers.
 
Location. 32° 44.942′ N, 96° 40.666′ W. Marker is in Dallas, Texas, in Dallas County. Marker is on Bruton Road, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 8301 Bruton Road, Dallas TX 75217, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Pleasant Grove Christian Church (approx. one mile away); Pleasant Mound "Public" Cemetery (approx. one mile away); Pleasant Mound Cemetery (approx. 1.1 miles away); Site of the Scyene Meeting Place (approx. 1˝ miles away); Old Scyene Road (approx. 1˝ miles away); Albert Carver Cemetery (approx. 1.7 miles away); Abraham Carver Cemetery (approx. 1.9 miles away); Site of Peacock Military Academy (approx. 2.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Dallas.
 
Pleasant Mound Methodist Church and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kayla Harper, October 25, 2020
3. Pleasant Mound Methodist Church and Marker
Pleasant Mound Methodist Church image. Click for full size.
By Kayla Harper, October 25, 2020
4. Pleasant Mound Methodist Church
Pleasant Mound Methodist Church from 1895 image. Click for full size.
By Kayla Harper, October 25, 2020
5. Pleasant Mound Methodist Church from 1895
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 28, 2020. It was originally submitted on October 28, 2020, by Kayla Harper of Dallas, Texas. This page has been viewed 24 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on October 28, 2020, by Kayla Harper of Dallas, Texas. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.
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