Houston in Harris County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Saint Paul A.M.E. Church
Organized in 1869, Saint Paul African Methodist Episcopal Church has been a part of First Ward history for over a century. The first Pastor of the church was the Rev. David Wren. Services were held in a brush arbor until a sanctuary was built in 1873. The building was destroyed by the 1900 hurricane. It was rebuilt and has been modified several times over the years. An elementary school, established by the church in the 1870s, became part of the public school system and in 1927 was named for Richard Brock, early church member and city alderman.
Erected 1987 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 10762.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African Americans • Churches & Religion • Education. In addition, it is included in the African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church ⛪ series list.
Location. 29° 56.787′ N, 95° 26.909′ W. Marker is in Houston, Texas, in Harris County. Marker is at the intersection of Gears Road and Adel RoadTouch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1554 Gears Road, Houston TX 77067, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Klein Community (approx. 6.8 miles away); Perry Cemetery (approx. 7.8 miles away); Trinity Lutheran Church Cemetery (approx. 8.2 miles away); Catherine Wunderlich (approx. 8.3 miles away); Theis (Theiss) Family (approx. 8.3 miles away); Kohrville Community (approx. 8.3 miles away); Wunderlich Farm (approx. 8.3 miles away); Peter Wunderlich Home (approx. 8.4 miles away).
Also see . . . African Methodist Episcopal Church. Wikipedia (Submitted on November 3, 2020, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.)
Credits. This page was last revised on November 4, 2020. It was originally submitted on November 3, 2020, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. This page has been viewed 28 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on November 3, 2020, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.