Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Brown Street United Methodist Church

The United Methodist Church was one of the first denominations to send circuit riders to Lafayette and opened five of the first six schools in the area. This congregation was formed in 1851 and the church building was constructed during the summer of 1885 for $15,000. The church, located in the German part of town, was predominantly German and held its services in German until 1919. Concurrent with the language change, the church's name changed from Deutsche Methodist Kirche to Brown Street Episcopal Methodist Church. This was later changed to its current name because of denomination restructuring.

The church has a gabled front on 9th street and has Gothic style arches. The steeple was destroyed by lightning in 1933 and later rebuilt although not as high as the original steeple. The church's exterior was restored in 1974.


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