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 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. First Presbyterian Church of Houston (within shouting distance of this marker); W. L. and Susan Clayton (approx. 0.2 miles away); Clayton House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Holland Lodge No. 1 (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Houston Light Guard (approx. 0.9 miles away); The Waldo Mansion (approx. one mile away); Temple Beth Israel (approx. 1.1 miles away); Trinity Episcopal Church (approx. 1.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Houston.
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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 June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 11, 2012, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas. This page has been viewed 382 times since then and 53 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on November 11, 2012, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.