First Congregational Church
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member cgeek
N 35° 08.115 W 090° 00.842
15S E 772067 N 3892124
Quick Description: First Congregational Church
Location: Tennessee, United States
Date Posted: 4/13/2008 1:07:24 PM
Waymark Code: WM3JXR
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS
Views: 14

Long Description:
First Congregational Church and Parish House (added 1980 - Building - #80003862)

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.

Street address:
234 S. Watkins St.
Memphis, TN USA


County / Borough / Parish: Shelby County

Year listed: 1980

Historic (Areas of) Significance: Architecture/Engineering

Periods of significance: 1875-1899, 1900-1924

Historic function: Religion

Current function: Religion

Privately owned?: yes

Primary Web Site: [Web Link]

Season start / Season finish: Not listed

Hours of operation: Not listed

Secondary Website 1: Not listed

Secondary Website 2: Not listed

National Historic Landmark Link: Not listed

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