St. Francis Street Methodist Church

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St. Francis Street Methodist Church
15 Joachim Street St. Francis Street Methodist Mobile AL.JPG
St. Francis Street Methodist Church in 2008.
St. Francis Street Methodist Church is located in Alabama
St. Francis Street Methodist Church
Location Mobile, Alabama
Coordinates 30°41′30″N 88°2′40″W / 30.69167°N 88.04444°W / 30.69167; -88.04444Coordinates: 30°41′30″N 88°2′40″W / 30.69167°N 88.04444°W / 30.69167; -88.04444
Built 1896
Architect Watkins & Johnson
Architectural style Late Victorian, Other
Governing body Private
NRHP Reference #

84000690

[1]
Added to NRHP January 5, 1984

St. Francis Street Methodist Church, officially St. Francis Street United Methodist Church, is a historic United Methodist Church building in Mobile, Alabama, United States.[2] The current structure was built in 1896 by the architectural firm of Watkins and Johnson. It was placed on the National Register of Historic Places on January 05, 1984.[1]

Holland Nimmons McTyeire (1824-1889) met his wife Amelia Townsend (1827-1891) in this church.[3] He later founded Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee thanks to his wife's cousin, Frank Armstrong Crawford Vanderbilt (1839-1885), who convinced her second husband, Cornelius Vanderbilt, the richest man in the United States at the time, to donate US$1 million for its creation.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2008-04-15. 
  2. ^ "St. Francis Street United Methodist Church". UMC.org. The United Methodist Church. 
  3. ^ a b Lyle Lankford, Women to the Rescue, Vanderbilt Magazine, Summer 2009