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1923 - First Baptist Church - Sweetwater, TX
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member WalksfarTX
N 32° 28.326 W 100° 24.426
14S E 367771 N 3593638
Quick Description: Two sanctuaries sit side beside. The "old" sanctuary erected in 1923 and the "new" sanctuary in 1960.
Location: Texas, United States
Date Posted: 4/5/2019 8:46:07 AM
Waymark Code: WM10B3G
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote
Views: 0

Long Description:
Historical Marker

"Organized on December 11, 1881, by the Reverend Peter Turner (1812-1892), a native of England, this church served settlers of the pioneer railroad town of Sweetwater. The congregation's first church building, a frame structure with an ornate steeple, was completed in 1882 on the corner of 4th & Elm Streets. Several other denominations shared the building for a time. Church members have organized four Baptist missions in Sweetwater beginning with the Lamar Street mission in 1912. To accommodate the increasing membership, new sanctuaries were built in 1924 and 1960."

Year of construction: 1923

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Full inscription:
FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH / 1923 / BLDG COMMITTEE / W.H. JOBE CHAIRMAN / E.T. HILL SECRETARY / C.R. SIMMONS TREAS / E.C. BRAND FINANCE / L.G. MORONY PASTOR


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