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Simpson Methodist

Simpson Methodist
Simpson Methodist

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2201 W Illinois St, formerly 1101 W Illinois St
Evansville, IN 47712

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1912 Present church is built
Simpson ME moves from old church across street
1954 School and hall additions built


Northwest corner of Illinois St and 11th Ave
District: Independence
Latitude: 37.97980700389
Longitude: -87.597497105598
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Style: Gothic Revival


Simpson Methodist Episcopal originated from the Pennsylvania St ME Church. That church was renamed Simpson ME Chapel in honor of Bishop Simpson, first bishop from Indiana, when it moved to right across the street in 1884.

In 1912, the growing church broke ground for the present building. It was constructed of brick and Indiana limestone gothic revival

In 1954 a school and fellowship hall were built to the rear of the church


Appeared in one old postcard as Simson ME Church

See also

Simpson Methodist website
Press article - Simpson Methodist centennial (11/27/1959) Churches / Religion Independence district

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