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Simpson Methodist Episcopal Church [old]

Old Simpson ME Church


Old Simpson ME Church

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a.k.a. Simpson ME Chapel

a.k.a. Independence ME Chapel

formerly 1031 W Illinois St
Evansville, IN 47712

Quick Timeline

1884 Pennsylvania St ME builds new church
Renamed Simpson ME
1912 Congregation moves to new church across street
<1926 Old church is razed for residence


Northeast corner of Illinois St and 11th Ave
District: Independence
Latitude: 37.979735
Longitude: -87.597063
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The Pennsylvania Street ME Church bought lots at the corner of Illinios and 11th Ave in 1882 to build a new church. When the congregation relocated in 1884 once the new chapel was completed, a new name was needed. The church became Simpson Chapel in honor of Bishop Simpson, first bishop from Indiana. It was dedicated April 1884

new church constructed brick and indiana limestone 1912 on present site Independence ME Chapel

The old Simpson ME Chapel was torn down some time before 1926. A brick, four-square residence is now on the site of the old church


Appeared in one old postcard as Simson ME Church

Listed on southeast corner in some city directories?

See also Simpson Methodist Churches / Religion Independence district

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