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Tuscaloosa First United Methodist Church

 
 
Tuscaloosa First United Methodist Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tim & Renda Carr, September 5, 2010
1. Tuscaloosa First United Methodist Church Marker
Inscription. Organized 1818 by Ebenezer Hearn. First building on this site erected in 1834 included a church bell moulded in Boston by coppersmiths Paul Revere and Sons. Present structure with marble Ionic columns was constructed 1922; Education Annex in 1953; Chitwood Hall in 1964. Edward Sims, a member and prominent local leader, in 1826 built and donated to this church, Tuscaloosa Female College. William W. Brandon, Alabama Governor (1923-1927) was a member. Served by outstanding ministers: four became Methodist bishops: Robert Paine, John C. Keener, James H. McCoy and Clare Purcell. This church has and continues to faithfully proclaim the compassion of Christ.
 
Erected 1973 by Alabama Historical Association.
 
Location. 33° 12.4′ N, 87° 34.033′ W. Marker is in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, in Tuscaloosa County. Marker is at the intersection of Greensboro Avenue and 8th Street on Greensboro Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 800 Greensboro Avenue, Tuscaloosa AL 35401, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. First Baptist Church (within shouting distance of this marker); First Presbyterian Church (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line);
Tuscaloosa First United Methodist Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By American Sign Restoration, September 14, 2015
2. Tuscaloosa First United Methodist Church Marker
This marker was restored by American Sign Restoration of Tuscaloosa, Alabama.
St. John The Baptist Catholic Church (about 500 feet away); The Friedman Home (approx. 0.2 miles away); Christ Episcopal Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); First African Baptist Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); Alabama Corps Of Cadets Defends Tuscaloosa (approx. mile away); Margaret M. DuPont (approx. mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Tuscaloosa.
 
Categories. Churches, Etc.
 
Tuscaloosa First United Methodist Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tim & Renda Carr, September 5, 2010
3. Tuscaloosa First United Methodist Church Marker
Tuscaloosa First United Methodist Church image. Click for full size.
By Tim & Renda Carr, September 5, 2010
4. Tuscaloosa First United Methodist Church
The marble Ionic columns of the Tuscaloosa First United Methodist Church image. Click for full size.
By Tim & Renda Carr, September 5, 2010
5. The marble Ionic columns of the Tuscaloosa First United Methodist Church
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 6, 2010, by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama. This page has been viewed 1,019 times since then and 48 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on September 6, 2010, by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama.   2. submitted on November 2, 2015, by American Sign Restoration of Tuscaloosa, Alabama.   3, 4, 5. submitted on September 6, 2010, by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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