Back to the old Methodist Church in Houston


Houston Methodist Church Houston Arkansas

Click on the old church to see our original 2010 post and more pictures of the old building.

Definitely not the one in Texas

Back in February of 2010, we took a swing through central Arkansas west of Conway.  After snapping some shots of the really fine St. Boniface Church in the Dixie Community, our next stop was Houston, Arkansas where we found this old Methodist Church.

Though the building was included on the National Register of Historic Places and was home to a newer congregation, it still had the appearance of a fine old building that was  suffering some serious lack of attention.

That’s the way it is with a lot of older churches. Churches lend themselves to be reused for little other than another church. Many of these are start-ups or young congregations with few resources to fix things, so the downhill clock ticks on.

On the other hand, take a gander at St. Boniface Church

St Boniface Church near Bigelow AR

Click the church to see pictures of St. Boniface

Be sure and take a look at our St. Boniface pictures. This old church is the polar opposite of Houston Methodist. It is well preserved and considered by many to be one of the premier “things-you-really-oughta-see” here in Arkansas.

See several exterior and interior pictures of the old church on the Photo of the Week Page at Corndancer dot-com.  You can also read a few pearls of information on the interesting history of the vintage 1906 church. You will definitely be glad you made the trip. Promise!

Thanks for dropping by and sharing our swing through the hinterlands. See you next week.

Thanks for looking.

Joe Dempsey,
Weekly Grist for the Eyes and Mind

http://www.joedempseycommunications.com/
http://www.joedempseyphoto.com/
http://www.corndancer.com/joephoto/photohome.htm

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