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Pennsylvania Street Methodist Episcopal Church

Pennsylvania Street ME Church


Pennsylvania Street ME Church

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a.k.a. Independence Methodist Church

formerly 716 W Pennsylvania St
Evansville, IN 47712

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1861 Church is built
1884 Church moves to new location
Building used as residence
>1910 Church is razed


South side of Pennsylvania St between Eighth and Ninth Ave, at south end of Bellevue
District: Independence
Latitude: 37.977517
Longitude: -87.59143
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founded c1830 used to meet in mcgarys warehouse independence methodist first church founded in 1859 on pennsylvania st ME (bore name of street), brick building complete feb 1861 dedicated new building with help of Locust Street ME, now Trinity Methodist.

It was part of independence circuit with center ridge (kratzville) and victory me (union) 1871 c1874 Independence Church Methodist Episcopal Church of Independence possibly renamed when streets renamed c1874. 4th St (lamasco) becomes Pennsylvania St

1882 bought lots 1884 built and named simpson chapel in honor of Bishop Simpson first bishop from Indiana moved to new building dedicated april 1884 illinois and 11th

Later Simpson Methodist

still around 1884 cannot find in 1888 map still around 1885 and 1910 used as a dwelling razed several years ago 1947 article evansville concrete co


See also Simpson Methodist Churches / Religion Independence district

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