First United Methodist Church, Kissimmee, Florida
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member veritas vita
N 28° 17.701 W 081° 24.382
17R E 460153 N 3129950
Quick Description: First United Methodist Church. Added to the NRHP in 1994 #93001457, Located in the Historic District Of Kissimmee, Florida.
Location: Florida, United States
Date Posted: 11/29/2011 3:26:57 PM
Waymark Code: WMD78A
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
Views: 11

Long Description:
Whilst driving through this historic Downtown District Kissimmee, you may see what looks like a castle over the tops of the houses.
But you will soon discover it is a Church built in gothic revival style.

The First United Methodist Church, is itself a listed building in the US National Register of Historic Places.

This makes it a double historic site, as this, Historic church sits in a Historic Downtown Area,

There are several large stained glass windows, That I am sure would look spectacular from inside the Church.

There is a Bell standing to the side of the church, that was on the original one room church that stood on this spot, that was built in 1855, (Photes included in Gallery listing)

The Church looks like a fairly new red brick building, but it is in fact an old building built in 1913, according to Plaque on the building, which reads :-

Building Committe:
Then List of 10 names.
A Tabernacle unto the Lord,
Dr J.D. Sibert, Pastor.
(Photo of plaque shown in this listings gallery)

The NRHP registry entry for this church shows the Architectural Style: Late Gothic Revival.

As a picture is worth a thousand words, I have added lots of photos.
Street address:
First United Methodist Church
215 E. Church St.
Kissimmee, Florida USA

County / Borough / Parish: Osceola, Kissimmee,

Year listed: 1994

Historic (Areas of) Significance: Architecture/Engineering

Periods of significance: 1900-1924

Historic function: Religion

Current function: Religion

Privately owned?: yes

Primary Web Site: [Web Link]

Secondary Website 1: [Web Link]

Season start / Season finish: Not listed

Hours of operation: Not listed

Secondary Website 2: Not listed

National Historic Landmark Link: Not listed

Visit Instructions:
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