The Little Church on Grafton - 1890 - Dublin, TX
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member QuarrellaDeVil
N 32° 05.288 W 098° 20.415
14S E 562257 N 3550395
Quick Description: The Little Church on Grafton is located at 304 N Grafton St, Dublin, TX. Having served congregations of multiple faiths since 1890, today, it enjoys its retirement as an events center/meeting place for the city.
Location: Texas, United States
Date Posted: 1/22/2022 10:23:17 PM
Waymark Code: WM15MQ5
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member ScroogieII
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Long Description:
Oddly, such an interesting little historic building has no Internet presence, not even through Facebook, and the link from the Dublin Chamber of Commerce goes to a broken farmers market page. There is no contact information on the sign outside, so your best bet is through the City of Dublin or the Dublin Historical Museum. The sign on the front door provides a little bit of background:

This church building originally existed as a Methodist Church in 1890. Later, in 1901, it was occupied as a Presbyterian Church. The original bell in the belfry belonged first to the Presbyterians, then the Baptists, and lastly to the Catholics. It was eventually relocated to the new Catholic Church on Hwy 377. In 2008, St. Mary's Catholic Church generously donated this building to the Dublin Historical Society, whose members have worked to restore it. In 2011, it opened and was dedicated to be used as an Events Center.

There's a #40 bell in the front yard, cast by a rather uncommon foundry, Blymyer, Norton, & Co. from Cincinnati, OH. The marker isn't clear as to whether this is the original bell, returned home, or whether it's a stand-in while the original continues its work farther up the road.

Year built or dedicated as indicated on the structure or plaque: 1890

Full Inscription (unless noted above):
Dublin Historical Society

The Little Church
on Grafton

Events Center

Built 1890

Website (if available): Not listed

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