Meridian in Bosque County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
St. James Episcopal Church
Local Episcopalians founded the St. James congregation in 1913. Charter members Dr. James Julius Lumpkin and his wife, Ida Etoile (Fuller), donated this site, and church officials consecrated the new facilities that year. The church prospered in service to the community and for a time shared its facilities with Faith Lutheran Church. Membership at St. James declined over the years, and in 1994, the Episcopal Diocese of Fort Worth donated the deconsecrated property to the Alliance for Justice Foundation. The vernacular frame sanctuary exhibits gothic revival influences, with lancet windows and a gable end entry with a segmented glass arch. The building is flanked by what was the Parish Hall of St. James.
Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 2004
Erected 2004 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 13712.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Churches & Religion.
Location. 31° 55.672′ N, 97° 39.515′ W. Marker is in Meridian, Texas, in Bosque County. Marker Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 514 North Bosque Street, Meridian TX 76665, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. First Baptist Church of Meridian (approx. ¼ mile away); General Alison Nelson (approx. 0.3 miles away); Bosque County Courthouse (approx. 0.3 miles away); Bosque County (approx. 0.9 miles away); First United Methodist Church of Morgan (approx. 6.8 miles away).
Also see . . . Protestant Episcopal Church. TSHA Texas State Historical Association (Submitted on December 5, 2020, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.)
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