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First Presbyterian Church

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1885, 1892; 2013 renovated. 818 N. Main St.

The congregation was formed in Bonham in 1872 and acquired a building for worship two blocks south of the present site in 1885. In 1892, the wooden building was moved to its current location and was modified and enlarged to form a cruciform plan. An exceptional Gothic Revival church emerged from this reconfiguration, featuring a side bell tower that rises in three stages to a spire. Flared skirt roofs, ornamented gables, and brackets and modillions under the eaves add Queen Anne and classical features. The stained glass windows were installed in 1942 and a bell several years later.

Writing Credits

Gerald Moorhead et al.


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

Print Source

Buildings of Texas

Buildings of Texas: East, North Central, Panhandle and South Plains, and West, Gerald Moorhead and contributors. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2019, 127-127.

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