Methodist Episcopal Church South

Methodist Episcopal Church South (HMHIW)

Location: Apalachicola, FL 32320 Franklin County
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Country: United States of America
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N 29° 43.59', W 84° 59.154'

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First United Methodist Church of Apalachicola was established in 1839 when Reverend Peter Haskew was appointed to serve the St. Joseph and Apalachicola Mission of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South. The original sanctuary, built and dedicated around 1846, was destroyed in 1900 by a fire that devastated the city, burning approximately 70 buildings. The present structure, erected in 1901 on the same site, has been in continual use since that time. The Gothic and Renaissance Revival style was typical of Protestant church architecture of the late nineteenth and early 20th centuries. The sanctuary is constructed of locally harvested black cypress ceiling with yellow pine tongue - and - groove walls and floors. The church building has consistently been included in the annual tour of historical homes held each spring, drawing several hundred people each day, many of whom return later for a leisurely appreciation of the town. The church congregation participates in the annual Florida Seafood Festival, and the structure is used for meetings by Philaco Woman's Club of Apalachicola, the Girl Scouts and other civic organizations.
Marker NumberF-562
Year Placed2006
Placed ByFirst United Methodist Church And The Florida Department of State
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Date Added Sunday, October 5th, 2014 at 10:45pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16R E 694806 N 3290178
Decimal Degrees29.72650000, -84.98590000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 29° 43.59', W 84° 59.154'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds29° 43' 35.40" N, 84° 59' 9.24" W
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Area Code(s)850
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 54-64 Chestnut St, Apalachicola FL 32320, US
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