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First United Methodist Church

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1893. 129 W. Hutchison St.
  • (Photograph by Gerald Moorhead )

The wood-framed Gothic Revival building has a cruciform plan with an engaged, square-based bell tower on the right side and a smaller tower on the opposite side slightly behind the facade. This was the first organized church in Hays County (1847) and many of the church's founders established the town, intrinsically linking the church and town's history.

Writing Credits

Gerald Moorhead et al.


What's Nearby


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

Print Source

Cover: Buildings of Texas

Buildings of Texas: Central, South, and Gulf Coast, Gerald Moorhead and contributors. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2013, 101-101.

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