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First United Methodist Church, Austin

First United Methodist Church, Austin

The First United Methodist Church traces its root to 1840 when a dozen of so Methodists listened to the new preacher, the Rev. John Haynie, a 52-year-old former mercantile store owner from Knoxville, Tenn. It was the same year that Austin was designated as the capital of the Republic of Texas.

The church had two previous locations, but as the congregation grew a larger place was needed. The current church building was erected in 1923 in the Roman style, matching the State Capitol and other nearby buildings. The building was listed as a Texas Historical Site in 1979.

In the spring of 1990, the First United Methodist Church celebrated its sesquicentennial with “Jubilee 150". Today this church continues to be an integral part of the Austin community and is proud to proclaim its adherence to the motto “Open Hearts, Open Minds, Open Doors.”

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Sight Name: First United Methodist Church
Sight Location: Austin, USA
Sight Type: Religious
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