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First Presbyterian Church in 1896

Description: Handwritten notes on this old newspaper clipping indicate that it was given by M. J. Graham to A. F. Weaver, and correctly reports that the church structure burned August 25, 1908. The article erroneously states that it burned July 4, 1914. The article appears to have been published in the Mineral Wells Index. The caption reads: "Crowd attends dedication of the wooden church as it nears completion in the summer of 1896, when the edifice was dedicated to the Lord and mankind. On July 4th, 1914, the church was destroyed by one of the most disastrous fires in the history of Mineral Wells, when 34 residences and hotels, for two blocks east and west, and four blocks north--from Hubbard St. to NW 4th Street--burned. Every place from Hubbard north to 4th Street except the Tygrett home. "The present church was constructed some two years after the wooden church burned, on the same site--the corner NW 2nd Street and NW 4th Avenue. Perhaps some of the youngsters in the picture are living in the community today [2013]. Picture made available by M. J. Graham from his file of papers and pictures on the history of Presbyterianism in this community. "Until the present domed brick church was completed, the Presbyterians held Sunday School and church on the lower floor of the Odd Fellow Building in the 200 block on North Oak." The domed brick church mentioned in the article was built in 1909, (at a cost of $15,000, according to the El Paso Morning Times of 1909) and was replaced by a third church at this location in the 1980's due to structural deterioration. Please note: The picture in this article has been slightly cropped from it's original form, which is also in the A. F. Weaver Collection with the title [First …
Date: unknown
Partner: Boyce Ditto Public Library

Postcard of Community

Description: Copy negative of two postcards of Abilene, Texas. The first is of the First Presbyterian Church building with landscaping around it and a house behind it on the right. The second is of the First Baptist Church building with landscaping and another building on the right.
Date: unknown
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

Teología Básica del Cristianismo, page one

Description: Document on the basic theology of Christianity. Preface describes the current state of the world and its relationship with religion. Urbina then goes into detail on the theology of Christianity.
Date: January 30, 1967
Creator: Urbina, Manuel
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library

Teología Básica del Cristianismo

Description: Document on the basic theology of Christianity. Preface describes the current state of the world and its relationship with religion. Urbina then goes into detail on the theology of Christianity.
Date: January 30, 1967
Creator: Urbina, Manuel
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library

[The American Church in Paris]

Description: The American Church in Paris, 65 Quai D'Orsay - This is a postcard that was mailed to Mrs. Jayne May Brooks - 9 rue Falquierre, Paris, France. she was the sister of Mrs MacPherson. Postcard is from the William Blackshear collection, which was donated to the Palestine Public Library.
Date: unknown
Partner: Palestine Public Library

[Preacher shaking hands with the congregation]

Description: Photograph of a preacher reaching over his podium to shake hands with congregation. A young girl on the left side of the image shakes his right hand and is barely in frame. A table sits in front of the podium and has two baskets filled with cloth napkins, a pile of rags and a bible sits next to them. A man stands behind the preacher, and the rest of the congregation stand behind the podium on the left side of the image.
Date: [1939..1989]
Creator: Clark, Joe
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Photograph of Murphy Baptist Student Union]

Description: Photograph of four young men and women standing around a piano in a wood-paneled room. A young man in glasses and a light blue dress shirt is sitting down at the piano, and the group is looking at the camera. The two young women are wearing floral, long-sleeve shirts with vests and matching skirts. Handwritten notes on the back of the photo indicate the group is part of the Murphy Baptist Church Student Union.
Date: unknown
Partner: Murphy Historical Society Inc.

[Photograph of Murphy Baptist Church Pastor Surrounded by Congregation Members]

Description: Photograph of a man in a dark suit with a blue dress shirt and red tie standing and holding a brown paper bag with a red gift-bow. He is surrounded by children, teenagers, and a few adults, all turned to look at the man. Some of the other people in the room are holding other gifts in their hands. The group is gathered in a small, low-ceiling room. Handwritten notes on the back of the photo indicate the man in the suit is the pastor of Murphy Baptist Church.
Date: unknown
Partner: Murphy Historical Society Inc.

Church Exterior

Description: Copy photograph of two images of postcards. In the top image, three churches in San Angelo are pictured. A Methodist, a Catholic and a Baptist church are shown. The three churches are adjacent to each other on the same street. Labels identify the denominations of each church. Text at bottom reads, "Three of San Angelo's churches." The bottom image shows the First Baptist Church in Ballinger, Texas, identified in the image by a hand-written note.
Date: unknown
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

[Methodist-Episcopal Church Construction

Description: Photograph of a church in Port Arthur, TX under construction. Parts of the church are already finished. Most is concrete framing for the rest of the building. Wooden sawhorses, frames, and scaffolding are scattered around the building site. A caption at the bottom reads, "M.E. Church South Under Construction."
Date: unknown
Partner: Port Arthur Public Library
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