Details for Lytle Gap-Potosi Methodist Church

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5441003157


Marker Number 3157
Atlas Number 5441003157
Marker Title Lytle Gap-Potosi Methodist Church
Index Entry Lytle Gap-Potosi Methodist Church
Address FM 1750
City Abilene
County Taylor
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 437996
UTM Northing 3576952
Subject Codes eccesiastical buildings; churches; Methodist (Methodist Episcopal and United Methodist) denomination; Victorian (architectural term)
Marker Year 1981
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location From Abilene, take FM 1750 southeast about 8 miles, then follow county road .25 mile north. Church reported destroyed by fire Sep. 2015.
Marker Size Medallion & Plate
Marker Text Organized about 1879 as Lytle Gap Methodist Episcopal Church, South, this fellowship first met in private homes and a schoolhouse. The church name was changed after the community became known as Potosi in the 1890s. This sanctuary, the second for the church, was constructed in 1906 during the pastorate of the Reverend E. L. Sisk. Built on a foundation of stones from a local creek, it features Victorian gingerbread detailing. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark, 1980.

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