Snyder Memorial Methodist Church - Jacksonville, FL
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N 30° 19.722 W 081° 39.532
17R E 436663 N 3355392
Quick Description: Snyder Memorial Methodist Church, constructed from 1902-1903, is located in downtown Jacksonville, Florida, USA.
Location: Florida, United States
Date Posted: 9/4/2008 6:28:43 PM
Waymark Code: WM4M1Y
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Math Teacher
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Long Description:
From the Jacksonville Historical Society website:

DATE: 1902-1903
ARCHITECT: J. H. W. Hawkins
BUILDERS: McCarrel & Sloane - Charleston, S.C.

Originally known as Trinity Methodist Episcopal Church, the Snyder Memorial Methodist congregation was founded in 1870. Following the destruction of its church during the 1901 Fire, plans were immediately made to erect another building on the same site. Work began late in 1902, with the first services held in the new building one year later. Upon its completion, the church was renamed Snyder Memorial, in honor of former pastor E.B. Snyder, whose children had donated generously toward the rebuilding effort. This Gothic Revival edifice was constructed at an approximate cost of $31,000 and, according to newspaper reports, built of "granite rubble trimmed with Indiana limestone." This church is a fine tribute to the craftsmen who came to rebuild Jacksonville after the big fire. Carved stone detailing is in abundance. A crenelated bell tower projects from the northeast corner of the sanctuary. An intricate rose window graces the facade. The building remains virtually unchanged from its original construction. Its highly visible site overlooking Hemming Plaza adds to Snyder Memorial's prominence in the architecture of Downtown.

From the Metro Jacksonville Downtown Historic Church Tour article:

From the Like many others, this church was built to replace one that burned during the Great Fire of 1901. Today, it sits in a state of disrepair under the ownership of the City of Jacksonville. Hopefully, it will stand the test of time and be sold to the private sector for renovation before it falls in on itself.

Date the Church was built, dedicated or cornerstone laid: 01/01/1903

Age of Church building determined by?: Cornerstone or plaque

If denomination of Church is not part of the name, please provide it here: Methodist

Street address of Church:
226 North Laura Street
Jacksonville, FL USA

Primary website for Church or Historic Church Building: [Web Link]

Secondary Website for Church or Historic Church Building: [Web Link]

If Church is open to the public, please indicate hours: Not listed

If Church holds a weekly worship service and "all are welcome", please give the day of the week: Not listed

Indicate the time that the primary worship service is held. List only one: Not Listed

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