Collierville United Methodist Church

Collierville United Methodist Church (HM16WA)

Location: Collierville, TN 38017 Shelby County
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Country: United States of America
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N 35° 2.539', W 89° 39.942'

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Sanctuary on the Square

One of two sanctuaries of Collierville United Methodist Church, the Sanctuary on the Square was built in 1900 by the Methodist Episcopal Church South congregation. The Methodists were the first to erect a church in the community and from 1869-99 had a building at N. Main St. & Highway 57.

In 1900, members purchase a lot on N. Rowlett for $250 for a new facility. Construction cost, including the stained glass windows ordered from France, was $5,000. The building fronted on N. Rowlett featured bead board wainscoting and ceiling with the gas light fixtures. The firs service was held January 15, 1901 and at the September dedication that year the offering was more than enough to pay off the mortgage of $1,800.

In 1950, an educational annex was added on the south and the front entrance was moved to Center Street. In 1954, the congregation bought 15 acres on Poplar Avenue and b built a fellowship hall. More room was needed and classrooms at the back (north side) of the original Sanctuary were removed and more pews added. More activities had to be moved to Poplar and after several more building phases a new 1400 seat sanctuary was completed in 1997.

The Methodist resolved to retain the Sanctuary on the Square and to preserve their presence in the heart of the town. The Sanctuary is lovingly maintained and is used for weddings, funerals, special events and regular Sunday services.
HM NumberHM16WA
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Date Added Friday, October 17th, 2014 at 5:17am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 256845 N 3880985
Decimal Degrees35.04231667, -89.66570000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 35° 2.539', W 89° 39.942'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds35° 2' 32.34" N, 89° 39' 56.52" W
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Area Code(s)901, 662
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 99 N Center St, Collierville TN 38017, US
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