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Mobile in Mobile County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
 

The Bee Hive

 
 
The Bee Hive Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, July 26, 2015
1. The Bee Hive Marker
Inscription. The congregation of Government Street United Methodist Church, Methodism's Mother Church in Mobile, began in 1826 on Franklin Street. Called "The Bee Hive" because of its activity, it sent "swarms" throughout the city to form new congregations. A brick structure replaced the original wooden church in 1848-49. The move to this corner was accomplished with the dedication of a Gothic structure in 1890. The remodeling to Spanish Colonial architecture was begun in 1906 and completed in 1917. Architect was Mobilian George B. Rogers, and Harry E. Goodhue of Boston created the stained glass windows.
 
Erected 1984.
 
Location. 30° 41.158′ N, 88° 3.239′ W. Marker is in Mobile, Alabama, in Mobile County. Marker is at the intersection of Government Street (U.S. 90) and South Broad Street, on the right when traveling east on Government Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 901 Government Street, Mobile AL 36604, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Home of Raphael Semmes (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Big Zion African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church (about 800 feet away); The Quigley House
The Government Street United Methodist Church. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, July 26, 2015
2. The Government Street United Methodist Church.
(approx. 0.2 miles away); Old Church Street Cemetery - 1819 (approx. 0.2 miles away); James W. Roper (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Convent of Mercy (approx. mile away); Shaarai Shomayim (approx. 0.3 miles away); Dr. H. Roger Williams (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Mobile.
 
Also see . . .  The Bee Hive Church history. (Submitted on August 1, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
Categories. Churches, Etc.
 
Church signs. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, July 26, 2015
3. Church signs.
Old church cornerstone. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, July 26, 2015
4. Old church cornerstone.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 1, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 165 times since then and 30 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 1, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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