Central Christian Church, Austin

Central Christian Church, Austin

Central Christian Church is a major church in downtown Austin. It is one of the oldest congregations in the city. The church has also been known as Christian Church of Austin. The current church building, feauring Romanesque architecture, was completed in 1929. The building was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1992.

In 1847 ten members of the Disciples of Christ Brotherhood met to organize this congregation. Although early records of the church are scarce, it is known that regular worship services were being held in a local school building by 1852. The Christian Church of Austin acquired its first property at Eighth and Colorado Streets and worshiped at that site until moving to current location in 1929. An early dispute over theological and procedural matters split the congregation in 1888. The fellowship adopted its current name during the early years of the twentieth century, after other Disciples of Christ congregations had been organized in Austin. Although much growth has occurred in the outlying sections of the city, Central Christian Church has remained a vital force in the downtown area. Its ministry has included the establishment of several other congregations.

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Sight Name: Central Christian Church
Sight Location: Austin, USA
Sight Type: Religious
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