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First Protestant United Church of Christ

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1875–1893; 1955 renovation. 172 W. Coll St.

This is the oldest congregation in New Braunfels. On this site early settlers held their first services in a log church on Palm Sunday, April 5, 1846. The log church was replaced by this Gothic Revival church built of cut local limestone, its cornerstone laid in 1875. A stepped bell tower ornamented by lancet windows and topped by a wooden cupola was completed in 1893. Due to the growing congregation, renovations to the church were made in 1955 along with a rear addition.

Writing Credits

Gerald Moorhead et al.


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Gerald Moorhead et al., "First Protestant United Church of Christ", [New Braunfels, 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, 200-200.

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