City Point Community Church

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City Point Community Church
City Point Community Church is located in Florida
City Point Community Church
City Point Community Church is located in the US
City Point Community Church
Location Cocoa, Florida
Coordinates 28°25′23″N 80°45′11″W / 28.42306°N 80.75306°W / 28.42306; -80.75306Coordinates: 28°25′23″N 80°45′11″W / 28.42306°N 80.75306°W / 28.42306; -80.75306
NRHP Reference # 95000731
Added to NRHP June 20, 1995

The City Point Community Church (also known as the Brevard County Environmental Field Station) is a historic church in Cocoa, Florida, United States. It is located at 3783 North Indian River Drive.

It was originally constructed as a public hall, school, and non-denominational church for both black and white residents. A five person board of trustees was formed to act on this effort. The land was donated by J.C. Norwood. It was designed by board member A.L. Hatch and built by board member John M. Sanders, who completed the work on November 1, 1885. Other board members were William H. Sharpe, George W. Holmes, and George H. Chester. The structure served as the beginning congregation for several churches, including the United Methodist Church of Cocoa, Church of Christ, Church of God, Primitive Baptist Church, Calvin Baptist Church, Indian River Baptist Church, Baptist Enterprise Church, and the First Apostolic Temple. The building was used as a school until 1924. Picnics, dances, political rallies, a precinct voting station and observation tower during World War II were some of the uses the community found for the building.

On June 20, 1995, it was added to the U.S. National Register of Historic Places.

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