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Melbourne in Brevard County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)

Advent Christian Church

Advent Christian Church Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Jamie Cox, November 4, 2011
1. Advent Christian Church Marker
Inscription.  On October 10, 1910, the original church, known as the Second Advent Church of Eau Gallie, was formally organized by the Rev. H. V. Skipper. Early meetings were held in neighborhood homes and in the Riverside Hotel, owned by John R. Mathers. Mathers and his family were the first members.

In 1914 a church building was built at 1598 Highland Avenue next to the old Eau Gallie Post Office. There were 30 church members in 1914. The Mathers, Goodwins, Booths, Thompsons, Carters, St. Clairs, Weldons, Bells, Simmons, Harts and Baxters.

In 1946 plans were made for a new church building. Much of the materials and furnishing of the old building were incorporated into the new church. The first service held in the new church building was on August 1, 1948 with only five members present. Mr. & Mrs. J. L. St. Clair, Mr. & Mrs. Albert Thompson, and Mrs. Sallie Bell. On Sept. 2, 1948, the Rev. Bixler conducted the first service by a minister.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Churches & Religion. A significant historical month for this entry is October 1777.
Location. 28° 7.99′ N, 80° 37.715′ 
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W. Marker is in Melbourne, Florida, in Brevard County. Marker is on Highland Avenue, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1598 Highland Avenue, Melbourne FL 32935, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Old Eau Gallie Post Office and Surrounding Area (within shouting distance of this marker); St. Paul's United Methodist Church (within shouting distance of this marker); Dr. W. J. Creel & Highland Ave. (within shouting distance of this marker); Ginter Building (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Highland and St. Clair Street (about 500 feet away); Corner of Highland and Law Street (about 500 feet away); Old City Hall Complex (about 700 feet away); The William H. Gleason House (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Melbourne.
St. Paul's Thrift Shop image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Jamie Cox, November 4, 2011
2. St. Paul's Thrift Shop
Formerly Advent Christian Church
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on November 11, 2011, by Jamie Cox of Melbourne, Florida. This page has been viewed 889 times since then and 45 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 11, 2011, by Jamie Cox of Melbourne, Florida. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.

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