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Central Christian Church

 
 
Central Christian Church Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Keith Peterson, November 18, 2007
1. Central Christian Church Marker
Inscription.  

In 1847, eight years after the City of Austin was platted, ten members of the Disciples of Christ Brotherhood met to organize this congregation. Although early records of the church are scarce, it is known that regular worship services were being held in a local school building by 1852.

The Christian Church of Austin, as the congregation originally was known, acquired its first property at Eighth and Colorado Street and worshiped at that site until moving to this location in 1929. An early dispute over theological and procedural matters split the congregation in 1888. Until 1896, when the Rev. S.D. Dutcher was appointed pastor, leaders of the church were selected from among the laity.

The fellowship adopted its current name during the early years of the twentieth century, after other Disciples of Christ congregations had been organized in Austin. Although much growth has occurred in the outlying sections of the city, Central Christian Church has remained a vital force in the downtown area, its ministry has included the establishment of several other congregations. As one of the oldest churches in Austin, Central Christian
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has provided the city with significant service and leadership.
 
Erected 1985 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 6417.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Churches & Religion. A significant historical year for this entry is 1847.
 
Location. 30° 16.476′ N, 97° 44.652′ W. Marker is in Austin, Texas, in Travis County. It is in the North Side. Marker is on Guadalupe Street near West 12th Street, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1110 Guadalupe Street, Austin TX 78701, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Zachary Taylor Fulmore (within shouting distance of this marker); First United Methodist Church of Austin (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Evolution of a Great State (about 500 feet away); Heman Marion Sweatt (about 500 feet away); Third Site For Travis County Government (about 500 feet away); Westgate Tower (about 500 feet away); Site of Haynie-Cook House (about 500 feet away); Brizendine House (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Austin.
 
Central Christian Church image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Keith Peterson, November 18, 2007
2. Central Christian Church
View from front of church. Marker is seen to the left of the entrance.
Central Christian Church image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Keith Peterson, November 18, 2007
3. Central Christian Church
This view is from the corner of Guadalupe and West 12th Streets.
Central Christian Church image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Keith Peterson, November 18, 2007
4. Central Christian Church
South Wing
Central Christian Church image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Keith Peterson, November 18, 2007
5. Central Christian Church
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 1, 2023. It was originally submitted on December 24, 2009, by Keith Peterson of Cedar Park, Texas. This page has been viewed 979 times since then and 34 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on December 24, 2009, by Keith Peterson of Cedar Park, Texas. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.

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