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Locust Street Methodist Episcopal Church

Locust Street ME Church


Locust Street ME Church

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a.k.a. Locust Street Church

217-9 Locust
Evansville, IN

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1839 Church completed
1866 Moves to new Trinity Methodist and building sold
1890 Lottie Hotel annex
1960 Torn down for Permanent Federal


Southeast side of Locust St between 2nd St and 3rd St, next to alley
District: Downtown
Latitude: 37.969789
Longitude: -87.571893
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Locust Street Methodist Episcopal Church, the first methodist congregation, was organized in 1825. In 1838, they built a house of worship across from the old Rescue Mission. The church was completed March 31, 1839.

bought lots 1860 third and chestnut The building served as the methodist house of worship until Trinity Methodist was completed in 1866. The building was subsequently sold to the Vanderburgh County superior court [1880]. 146 Locust ST ME Church Methodist Locust ST between 2nd and 3rd 1858 - 1865 Locust later used as part of the supeior court still church around 1884 no longer a church on 1888 map part of hotel lottie (annex) 1895 wall paper store on 1st floor 1950s grand hotel torn down 1960 for Permanent federal believed oldest "church" walls in evansville when razed

See also Churches / Religion Downtown district

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