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First United Methodist Church

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1909–1910, James E. Flanders. 411 Coleman St.
  • (Photograph by Gerald Moorhead )

This church features a pair of mismatched corner towers of different heights but both with wide bracketed eaves and short spires made more distinctive by their stamped-metal roof shingles. Exaggerated and widely flared porch roofs cover the church's two entrances. These roofs give a strong Prairie School appearance. This church is similar to other Flanders-designed churches, especially Trinity Methodist Church in Dallas. The church is renowned for its built-in organ that adds to the sensorial experience of the extraordinary interior woodwork and large stained glass windows in the main sanctuary.

Writing Credits

Gerald Moorhead et al.


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Gerald Moorhead et al., "First United Methodist Church", [Marlin, 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, 130-130.

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