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Weatherford in Parker County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)

All Saints' Episcopal Church

All Saints' Episcopal Church Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Brian Anderson, November 26, 2021
1. All Saints' Episcopal Church Marker
Inscription.  Bishop Alexander C. Garrett of Dallas visited Weatherford in June 1875. He organized a mission church here the following February with five communicants. The congregation called the Rev. Edwin Wickens, then serving at a mission at Fort Worth, to preach the fourth Sunday of each month as their first priest in charge. A small stone church was completed in 1879 on land that later became the site of the Weatherford City Hall.

The early years proved to be financially challenging for All Saints' Episcopal Church, and by 1921 the bishop had sold the church property. The congregation reorganized, and new property on this site was given by parishioner Maggie Coleman Foat in memory of her daughter. Services were held in the homes of members until a new building was constructed in 1923 for $10,424.00. A rectory was built in the same year for the new priest, The Rev. E. S. Barlow.

Upon her death in 1943, Maggie Coleman Foat left stock in the First National Bank of Dallas to be used for the salary of a full-time priest. Noted portrait painter Douglas Chandor (1897-1953) served on the vestry from 1945 to 1947. A parish hall was placed
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on the premises in 1947, and in 1964 the church and rectory were joined to form an educational building.

In 1996 the church celebrated 120 years of rich history and heritage. All Saints' Episcopal Church of Weatherford continues to uphold the traditions of its founders.
Erected 1998 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 12140.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Churches & Religion. A significant historical year for this entry is 1923.
Location. 32° 45.498′ N, 97° 47.947′ W. Marker is in Weatherford, Texas, in Parker County. Marker is at the intersection of West Church Street and South Waco Street, on the right when traveling east on West Church Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 123 South Waco Street, Weatherford TX 76086, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. 1933 Weatherford City Hall (within shouting distance of this marker); Franco-Texan Land Company Building (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); James Claude Wright House (about 300 feet away); First Baptist Church (about 400 feet away); Woolfolk-McCall House (about 400 feet away); Weatherford (about 500 feet away); Parker County Confederate Veterans Memorial (about 600 feet away); Parker County Courthouse (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Weatherford.
All Saints' Episcopal Church image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Brian Anderson, November 26, 2021
2. All Saints' Episcopal Church
Credits. This page was last revised on December 2, 2021. It was originally submitted on December 2, 2021, by Brian Anderson of Humble, Texas. This page has been viewed 271 times since then and 164 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 2, 2021, by Brian Anderson of Humble, Texas.

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