The First Congregational Church of Melbourne

The First Congregational Church of Melbourne (HM19HG)

Location: Melbourne, FL 32901 Brevard County
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N 28° 4.795', W 80° 36.228'

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The First Congregational Church of Melbourne had its beginnings in 1887 when Edward Branch and his wife Abbie began to hold regular Bible study and worship meetings. In December 1887, five men and seven women signed a covenant that was the first step toward construction of a church building. In 1892, local businessman W. H. Powell donated a corner lot on Second Street (Strawbridge) and Washington Street (U.S. Hwy. 1) for a church. The church, a frame building with a steeple, was designed by R. J. Anderson, a local builder and was completed in 1893 at a cost of $2,065. Records show that exactly $2,512,12 was collected for the church's construction. The leftover funds were used to start an organ fund. The first church service was held on Sunday, July 2, 1893. In 1929, the church was greatly expanded by four large stucco-covered additions, and in 1959 stained glass windows were added. Between 1960 and 1999, the building survey as the United Church of Christ-Congregational. On January 3, 2000, the building was sold to His Place Ministries East Coast, Inc., for continued use as a church. A Florida Heritage Site
HM NumberHM19HG
Marker NumberF-767
Year Placed2013
Placed ByThe Brevard County Historical Commission The Brevard County Tourist Development Council and The Florida Department of State
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Date Added Monday, September 22nd, 2014 at 6:58pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17R E 538926 N 3106118
Decimal Degrees28.07991667, -80.60380000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 28° 4.795', W 80° 36.228'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds28° 4' 47.70" N, 80° 36' 13.68" W
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Area Code(s)321
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1104-1156 E Strawbridge Ave, Melbourne FL 32901, US
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