A look back at some newspaper coverage from the church's past
(The formatting's a little wonky so be sure to scroll all the way to the bottom!)
From the Myers Park United Methodist church website: Myers Park Methodist Episcopal Church, South, as it was originally named, was organized in 1925 and held its first service on October 25, 1925, in the chapel at Queens College, Burwell Hall. About one month later, the congregation bought the property at Queens and Providence roads for $18,000. The wooden store that occupied this site was converted into a temporary sanctuary seating 200 people. By Christmas, church services were being held here. Charter membership was closed in December 31, 1925, with 151 charter members.
October 26, 1925
January 11, 1926
June 8, 1929
June 9, 1929
June 10, 1929
The left side of the column isn't completely legible but I
think we can figure out the 'contents of the copper box'...
January 25, 1930
Louis Asbury won an architecture prize for the church design.
March 12, 1933
'At the special services today observing the third anniversary of the use of the Myers Park Methodist church building, a period of silent prayer for the President (FDR) and congress will be conducted.' (Lots of worries about the Depression, the banks and unemployment I'm sure.)
Maria is the Observer's archivist and research librarian. When she's not helping reporters connect the dots she's doing what she really loves: unearthing forgotten gems from microfilm and the paper's photo files.
Maria grew up in a small colonial town in NJ which sparked her love of history.