462 - First United Methodist Church - Euless, TX
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member WalksfarTX
N 32° 50.264 W 097° 04.922
14S E 679509 N 3634927
Quick Description: The First United Methodist Church of Euless was organized in 1876 with about 50 members who met in each others’ homes for Sunday School and prayer meetings.
Location: Texas, United States
Date Posted: 9/24/2018 8:50:50 AM
Waymark Code: WMZ7Q4
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member SearchN
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Long Description:
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In 1877, the Woodlawn Grange, the local unit of a national farmers’ organization, erected a two-story building on the west side of the present 100 block of North Main Street in Euless. Citizens used this structure as a Grange meeting hall and a community center, including a place of worship and Sunday school for Methodists and Presbyterians.

In 1891 the Methodist congregation built its own building across Main Street on the farm of pioneer members, who deeded the site to the church in 1896. The Methodists’ first building was a simple wood-frame building, heated with a wood-burning stove and lighted with kerosene lamps. The church erected a new frame building in 1919. Built entirely by volunteer labor, it stood on a concrete basement which held the Sunday school rooms, kitchen and recreation area. A Sunday school annex, converted from an unused Army barracks, was added in 1948.

The growth of the Euless community spurred additional building. The Education Building (our current office and youth building) was completed in 1956. The present sanctuary was erected in 1960. Temporary buildings were moved to the property to serve as Sunday school classrooms. In 1973, the Heyl Building was completed; this housed classrooms, library, parlor, kitchen and gymnasium. The Swor Parlor, which was built in 1987, created a beautiful reception area and a link between the sanctuary and the Heyl Building.

Type of marker: Numbered

UMC Historic Site #: 462

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