[913 E. Calhoun]

One of 667 photographs in the series: Historic Resources Survey of Palestine, Texas: An Inventory for The City of Palestine available on this site.

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Photograph of the west side and part of the front entrance of Mount Vernon African Methodist Episcopal (A.M.E.) Church, located at 913 E. Calhoun Street, in Palestine, Texas. The brick building is a Gothic Revival-style building that has large towers on two of the corners with steep pyramidal roofs.

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1 photograph : positive, col. ; 35 mm.

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Hardy, Heck, Moore June 1991.

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Photograph of the west side and part of the front entrance of Mount Vernon African Methodist Episcopal (A.M.E.) Church, located at 913 E. Calhoun Street, in Palestine, Texas. The brick building is a Gothic Revival-style building that has large towers on two of the corners with steep pyramidal roofs.

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1 photograph : positive, col. ; 35 mm.

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Mount Vernon African Methodist Episcopal (A.M.E.) Church, located at 913 E. Calhoun Street, was organized in 1873 and is reportedly the third oldest A.M.E. church in the state. The property was purchased from Henry Davis on May 10, 1878 and the young congregation erected a small frame church in 1879. In 1921, a new brick building was constructed by prominent local architect James B. Rountree, replacing the original frame structure. The indebtedness of this church was cleared in 1946. After reaching a high of 500 members at one time, the membership in the early 1990’s was approximately 130 members. The Mt. Vernon A.M.E. Church is one of the city’s oldest and best preserved historic churches and is a noteworthy example of the Gothic Revival style. Two large corner towers with steep pyramidal roofs are the dominant physical features of the façade and help to instill a sense of verticality to the church. Photo was taken for the Historic Resources Survey of Palestine, Texas 1989-1991.

Taken from: Historic Resources Survey of Palestine, Texas: An Inventory for The City of Palestine, Volume IV, Color Slides, June 1991

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Rescuing Texas History, 2006

Rescuing Texas History is a project that aims to digitize at-risk photographs, maps, artwork, and more. Funding was provided by the Summerlee Foundation of Dallas.

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  • June 1991

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  • March 8, 2006, 9:44 a.m.

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Hardy, Heck, Moore. [913 E. Calhoun], photograph, June 1991; (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth10424/: accessed November 24, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Palestine Public Library.