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First United Methodist Church

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1946, Alden B. Dow; 1958–1980, later additions, MacKie and Kamrath. Azalea St. at Yaupon St.
  • Original Alden Dow sanctuary, 1947 (now Fellowship Hall) (Photo by Marty Merritt)
  • Original Alden Dow sanctuary, 1947 (now Fellowship Hall) (Photo by Marty Merritt)

The Methodist church was one of two congregations for which Alden Dow prepared designs in the mid-1940s. MacKie and Kamrath designed the church proper, which they continued to expand into the early 1980s. Characteristic of their work is the heroically cantilevered porte-cochere roof that shelters the Yaupon Street side entrance. It terminates the broadly projecting eaves line of the church's one-story educational wing with a flourish.

Writing Credits

Gerald Moorhead et al.


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Gerald Moorhead et al., "First United Methodist Church", [Lake Jackson, Texas], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

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