First Presbyterian Church (Coweta, Oklahoma)

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First Presbyterian Church of Coweta
Mission Bell Museum.jpg
Also known as the Mission Bell Museum.
Location OklahomaCoweta, Oklahoma
Coordinates 35°57′47″N 95°39′42″W / 35.96306°N 95.66167°W / 35.96306; -95.66167Coordinates: 35°57′47″N 95°39′42″W / 35.96306°N 95.66167°W / 35.96306; -95.66167
Built 1907
Architectural style
Late Gothic Revival
Governing body Local
NRHP Reference # 03000099[1]
Added to NRHP March 7, 2003

The First Presbyterian Church was built in 1907 and is located just one block west of the current downtown business district in Coweta, Oklahoma. The building was added to the NRHP in 2003.

History[edit]

The First Presbyterian Church was built in 1907 and by 1918 there were 34 members of the church. The chandelier in the center of the room was supposedly brought by boat down the Ohio and Mississippi Rivers and up the Arkansas River in the spring of 1907. Supposedly, the whole town turned out to meet the boat when it arrived at Coweta landing.[2]

The building is no longer used as a church, and in 1972 became the Mission Bell Museum. The building is now home to all kinds of historic memorabilia, and the 36 original church pews.[3]

Citations[edit]

  1. ^ "National Register of Historical Places - Oklahoma (OK), Wagoner County". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2008-01-01. 
  2. ^ Lee, Victoria. "Coweta Oklahoma The first 100 years" (2004), p.32-33.
  3. ^ Lee, Victoria. "Coweta Oklahoma The first 100 years" (2004), p.32-33.


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