Universalist Church (Mitchellville, Iowa)

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Universalist Church
Mitchellville Iowa 20100328 Universalist Church.JPG
Universalist Church (Mitchellville, Iowa) is located in Iowa
Universalist Church (Mitchellville, Iowa)
Location 420 4th St., Mitchellville, Iowa
Coordinates 41°40′16″N 93°21′41″W / 41.67111°N 93.36139°W / 41.67111; -93.36139Coordinates: 41°40′16″N 93°21′41″W / 41.67111°N 93.36139°W / 41.67111; -93.36139
Built 1868
Architectural style Mid 19th Century Revival
NRHP Reference # 05000253[1]
Added to NRHP September 6, 2005

The Universalist Church is located in Mitchellville, Iowa, United States. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2005.

History[edit]

The congregation was organized in 1878 with a membership of thirty-five people.[2] The first officers were: Thomas Mitchell, Moderator; Barlard Slate, Clerk; and Tillie Mitchell, Treasurer. The deacons were W.S. Jones, A. Rothrock and Pauline Weeks. The church building was erected at a cost of $2,000.[2] It was the first church built in Mitchellville and it was used by other congregations in the town until they were able to build their own building.[3] Pastors included: W.W. King, T.C. Eaton, J.R. Sage, A. Vedder and F.W. Gillette. The building also served the town as its first school building.[3] After the congregation disbanded they sold their property to the state of Iowa to use for weddings, funerals, and appropriate functions.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2009-03-13. 
  2. ^ a b The History of Polk County, Iowa. Des Moines: Union Historical Company. 1880. Retrieved 2010-12-06. 
  3. ^ a b "Thomas Mitchell, Founder of Mithcellville, Iowa". Thomas Mitchell Historical Society. 1880. Retrieved 2010-12-06. 
  4. ^ Downer, Harry E. "Universalists on the Prairie". Prairie State District, Unitarian Universalist Association. Retrieved 2010-12-06. 

See also[edit]

Other Universalist Churches in Iowa on the National Register of Historic Places: