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First Congregational Church

 
 
First Congregational Church Marker in storage image. Click for full size.
By Steve Masler, September 1, 2015
1. First Congregational Church Marker in storage
Inscription. Founded 1862, organized 1864 with 25 members, this was the earliest Congregational Church in Memphis and State of Tennessee; known first as Union Church, next as Strangers Church, at two downtown locations. This classical modified Ionic building, designed 1909 by Walk C. Jones I (1874-1964), dedicated in 1910, entered the National Register of Historic Places on 21 July 1980.
 
Erected by West Tennessee Historical Society and First Congregational Church.
 
Location. Marker has been reported missing. It was located near 35° 8.121′ N, 90° 0.84′ W. Marker was in Memphis, Tennessee, in Shelby County. Marker could be reached from the intersection of S Watkins St. and Eastmoreland Ave.. Touch for map. Marker was in this post office area: Memphis TN 38104, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this location. Kuni Wada Bakery Remembrance (approx. 0.3 miles away); St. John's United Methodist Church (approx. 0.4 miles away); Annesdale Park Subdivision (approx. half a mile away); Bettis Family Cemetery (approx. half a mile away); The Memphis 13/Bruce Elementary (approx.
First Congregational Church image. Click for full size.
By Steve Masler, September 1, 2015
2. First Congregational Church
half a mile away); Jane Terrell Hospital (approx. half a mile away); Central Gardens Historic District (approx. half a mile away); Grace-St. Luke's Episcopal Church (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Memphis.
 
More about this marker. The marker has been removed from exhibit as the building is undergoing rennovation
 
Also see . . .
1. Walk C. Jones, architect of First Congregational Church. (Submitted on September 2, 2015, by Steve Masler of Memphis, Tennessee.)
2. Google Maps photo of First Congregational Church with Marker in Place. (Submitted on September 2, 2015, by Steve Masler of Memphis, Tennessee.)
 
Categories. Churches, Etc.
 
First Congregational Church Cornerstone image. Click for full size.
By Steve Masler, September 1, 2015
3. First Congregational Church Cornerstone
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 2, 2015, by Steve Masler of Memphis, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 153 times since then and 39 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 2, 2015, by Steve Masler of Memphis, Tennessee. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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