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[Texas Historical Commission Marker: St. James Methodist Church]

Description: Photograph of Texas Historical Commission Marker for St. James Methodist Church in Waco, Texas. Text: One of Waco's oldest churches, St. James Methodist Church was organized in 1874 by Father Anderson Brack (d. 1905). From the first worship services, conducted in a house near the Brazos River that served as a school for the black community, the congregation built several sanctuaries before completing work on this building in 1924. Designed in a modified Gothic revival style, it features decorative brickwork, pointed arch windows, and octagonal towers. For over a century, the congregation of St. James has been active in missionary work, community service, and Christian education.
Date: 2012
Creator: Willis, T. Bradford
Partner: Private Collection of T. B. Willis

[Photograph of Cornerstone of St. James Methodist Church]

Description: Photograph of the cornerstone of St. James Methodist Church in Waco, Texas. The text on the marker is cut into the stone and placed within a brick wall. The cornerstone features a circular design in the center, but much of the text is worn and difficult to read. The present cornerstone was laid by the Knights of Pythias, Jurisdiction of Texas; W. S. Willis, G. C. [Grand Chancellor]; H. W. Hawkins, Contractor; Adams & Adams, Architects.
Date: 2012
Creator: Willis, T. Bradford
Partner: Private Collection of T. B. Willis