Houston in Harris County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
St. Paul's United Methodist Church
The church grew along with the city of Houston, and in the late 1920s, members launched a campaign to raise money for new facilities. Jesse H. Jones, Walter Fondren and J.M. West, Sr. each contributed $150,000, and the church hired noted architect Alfred C. Finn to design a new building at the corner of Main and Binz streets. The Neo-Gothic styling features a cruciform plan on a steel-frame structure with limestone cladding. Stained glass windows from the previous church building were incorporated into the new structure, and the impressive tower houses bells also brought from the churchís original sanctuary.
Erected 2006 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 13591.)
Location. 29° 43.576′ N, 95° 23.336′ W. Marker is in Houston, Texas, in Harris County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street and Binz Street, on the right when traveling north on Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 5501 Main Street, Houston TX 77004, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. First Presbyterian Church of Houston (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); W. L. and Susan Clayton (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Garden Club of Houston (approx. 0.2 miles away); Clayton House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Maurice Joseph Sullivan (approx. 0.2 miles away); Holland Lodge No. 1 (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Houston Light Guard (approx. 0.9 miles away); Houston Light Guard Armory (approx. 0.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Houston.
More about this marker. Located to the left of the
Also see . . . St. Paul's Website. (Submitted on November 11, 2012, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on November 6, 2018. This page originally submitted on November 11, 2012, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas. This page has been viewed 431 times since then and 37 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on November 11, 2012, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas. 3. submitted on November 4, 2018, by Brian Anderson of Kingwood, Texas. 4, 5, 6. submitted on November 11, 2012, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.