Universalist Church (Mitchellville, Iowa)

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Universalist Church
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Universalist Church (Mitchellville, Iowa) is located in Iowa
Universalist Church (Mitchellville, Iowa)
Universalist Church (Mitchellville, Iowa) is located in USA
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: