Trinity United Methodist Church

August 08, 2014  •  Leave a Comment
 
Trinity United Methodist Church is the oldest African-American congregation in Houston and the first brick church in Texas.  The church's cornerstone was laid on March 2, 1843 on a 50 feet x 60 feet lot located on Milam Street.  "Records reflect that in the afternoon the Presiding Elder preached to 32 Negro members in the same house in which the whites worshipped."  
 
A small frame building was built on the northwest corner of Milam in 1851 after the formation of the Methodist Episcopal Church South.  
 
 
 

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