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[The First Presbyterian Church]

[The First Presbyterian Church]

Date: 1980
Creator: unknown
Description: Shown here is the south side of the third First Presbyterian Church building, at 300 NW 4th Ave., and the second one at this site. Due to structural damage to the foundation, the building was torn down during the 1980's and replaced with the fourth First Presbyterian Church building - the third at this location. The building reflects an eclectic architecture, principally in Neo-classic style.
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[First Presbyterian Church - 1 of 13:   Front View]

[First Presbyterian Church - 1 of 13: Front View]

Date: 1980
Creator: A. F. Weaver
Description: This photograph is the first in a series of pictures of architectural details that was taken prior to demolition of the Presbyterian church of Mineral Wells. The first church in Mineral Wells built by the Presbyterians in 1883 was located at the southwest corner of what is now the Crazy Hotel block. The early church served both the Presbyterian and Baptist Churches, and was sold to the Baptist congregation. The First Presbyterian Church was built at 300 NW 4th Avenue in 1896, and burned in 1908 This domed structure replaced it. This picture shows the front entrance to the Sanctuary of this second First Presbyterian Church in Mineral Wells, Texas, built in 1909, at this location. This picturesque building survived the disastrous fire of July 4, 1914, that destroyed the two-by-three city block area surrounding it. The building suffered serious structural deterioration to its foundation, and was replaced in the the 1980's by a more modern structure.
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[First Presbyterian Church --5 of 13:   Front Entrance]

[First Presbyterian Church --5 of 13: Front Entrance]

Date: 1980
Creator: A. F. Weaver
Description: Shown here is the sixth in a series of pictures showing architectural details of the First Presbyterian Church. This picture shows a close-up of the front entrance, which was at the southwest corner of the church.
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[First Presbyterian Church -- 6 of 13:  Dome Detail]

[First Presbyterian Church -- 6 of 13: Dome Detail]

Date: 1980
Creator: A. F. Weaver
Description: This picture is the seventh in a series of pictures showing architectural details of the First Presbyterian Church. It shows the dome atop the church.
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[The Front entrance to the second First Presbyterian Church]

[The Front entrance to the second First Presbyterian Church]

Date: 1980
Creator: A. F. Weaver
Description: This picture of the main entrance to the second First Presbyterian Church at 300 NW 4th Avenue, Mineral Wells, shows the unique dome that topped the picturesque structure. The church survived the disastrous fire of July 4, 1914, that destroyed about six city blocks surrounding it. Foundation structural damage caused the church to be replaced by a more modern structure in the 1980's. This picture is one of 43 negatives in the A. F. Weaver Collection showing construction details of the Lutheran and Presbyterian churches.
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[Pediment on the Second Building of the First Presbyterian Church]

[Pediment on the Second Building of the First Presbyterian Church]

Date: 1980
Creator: unknown
Description: This photograph shows the pediment of the south-west entrance to the First Presbyterian Church (This is its third building) at 300 NW 4th Avenue. The acanthus ornaments on top of the pediment (in Classical times, a guard against dripping rain), have no real function. The dentils that line the interior of the pediment are not Classical, nor are the capitals of of the pillars.
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[The Second First Presbyterian Church]

[The Second First Presbyterian Church]

Date: 1980
Creator: A. F. Weaver
Description: A view barely showing the dome atop the second First Presbyterian Church, which was built in 1909, and located at 300 NW 4th Avenue. The church survived the disastrous fire of July 4, 1914 that destroyed about six city blocks east of the church. Structural damage to the basement caused the building to be replaced in the 1980's by a more modern structure. This picture is one of 43 negatives in the A. F. Weaver collection, showing construction details of the Lutheran and Presbyterian churches.
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[St. Mark's Lutheran Church - 1 of 18:  Three Crosses Visible]

[St. Mark's Lutheran Church - 1 of 18: Three Crosses Visible]

Date: 1980
Creator: A. F. Weaver
Description: Shown here is a view from the southwest of Saint Mark's Lutheran Church, located at 1201 SE 25th Avenue, Mineral Wells, Texas.
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[St. Mark's Lutheran Church - 2 of 18:   Rear View]

[St. Mark's Lutheran Church - 2 of 18: Rear View]

Date: 1980
Creator: A. F. Weaver
Description: A view of the south-east rear of St. Mark Lutheran Church, 2301 SE 25th Avenue, Mineral Wells, Texas, illustrates a detail of the structure: East of the sanctuary, the Community Center and a children's playground, with equipment.
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[St. Mark's Lutheran Church - 3 of 18, East View of Steeple]

[St. Mark's Lutheran Church - 3 of 18, East View of Steeple]

Date: 1980
Creator: A. F. Weaver
Description: St. Mark's Lutheran Church, 2301 SE 25th Avenue, Mineral Wells, Texas: This photograph shows the gable at the south end of the roof, including some landscaped rock work on the lawn south of the building.
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