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First Presbyterian Church of San Antonio

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San Antonio, TX, USA

Latitude & Longitude: 29° 25' 39.4968", -98° 29' 2.598"
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    In 1844 a presbyterian, the Rev. John MCCullough, and a Methodist, the Rev. John Wesley DeVilbiss, visited San Antonio and conducted the first protestant worship service. The board of foreign missions in 1846 sent the Rev. McCullough to San Antonio to organize this church. After two years the membership erected as the first protestatn church house in the city. The fellowship declined in 1849, and in 1851 and Rv.dr. Daniel Baker, founder of the Presbyterian Church i the repblic of Texas, and six members reorganized the cogregation. The contract for a new church house was let in 1859, for construction of the northeast corner of Flores and Houston Streetts. With the beginning of the Civil War, the fellowship broke with the Presbyterian Church (USA) and building construction was halted. A storm in 1868 destroyed the adobe church building. The second house of worship was finally completed in 1879 under the leadership of the Rev. Dr. J. W. Neil. The Rev. Dr. Arthur Gray Jones led in the erection in 1910 of this Gothic Revival Structure, designed by Atlee B. Ayers. In the 1920s, during the Pastorate of the Rev.Dr. P.B. Hill, Radio Broadcasts of Services began and the attached educated building was completed.

This page last updated: 7/15/2008

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