First United Methodist Church

First United Methodist Church (HM1B6V)

Location: Montgomery, AL 36106 Montgomery County
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Country: United States of America
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N 32° 21.385', W 86° 17.539'

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First United Methodist Church, organized September 15, 1829, is the oldest organized church in the city of Montgomery. Located on Court Street downtown for nearly 100 years, the congregation purchased for $20,000 this site in Cloverdale Park in July 1931.

The name Court Street Methodist Church changed to First Methodist Church on October 2, 1932. The chapel served as the site for the first worship service, held on November 30, 1933. George Awsumb, a Memphis, Tennessee architect, designed the educational building and sanctuary constructed in the midst of the Great Depression on a pay-as-you-go basis under the supervision of the pastor, Dr. Oscar E. Rice. Worship services were first held in the present sanctuary on July 3, 1938. The Fellowship Hall was completed in 1952; the Fellowship Building in 1961; and Wesley Hall in 1996. First United Methodist Church of Montgomery has provided great leaders, both lay and clergy, for our city, state, and nation since the church was founded in 1829.
HM NumberHM1B6V
Year Placed2004
Placed ByAlabama Historical Association
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, September 24th, 2014 at 4:09am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 566585 N 3580162
Decimal Degrees32.35641667, -86.29231667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 21.385', W 86° 17.539'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 21' 23.10" N, 86° 17' 32.34" W
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Area Code(s)334
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2416 W Cloverdale Park, Montgomery AL 36106, US
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