Visit St Paul's Methodist Church, Houston TX

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Real Estate Agent with Results Realty
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Bell Tower of St Paul's Methodist ChurchSt. Paul's Methodist Church was built in the early part of this century.  Is one of the most visited landmarks in the beautiful area surrounding Hermann Park. 

The Church is still very active; in fact, my soSon and his bride leaving Churchn and his wife were married there.  I learned some of the history from the Minister who performed their service.  They have one of the largest pipe organs in the country and the largest in Texas. It takes a team several months just to clean the pipes and keep it in working order.  When they play "Here comes the Bride" or the Wedding March, it is very impressive and almost deafening.  It is the most beautiful organ I have ever seen or heard. 

The upstairs groom's quarters is very classy with a sitting area, table and chairs and is perfect for the Groom and his party.  The bridal suite is downstairs in the basement and is lovely with private baths, lighted mirror and vanity and everything the bride needs.  They really have special touches of elegance everywhere. 

St Paul's Methodist Church was conceived in 1903 as an act of gratitude as an offering from Ellen Ross after her son recovered from a serious illness.  She contributed two lots on the corner of Milam & McGowen.  This location opened in 1909. This was known then as the "South side of Houston".  The architecture was Grecian with a dome in Byzantine style. 

Inside the Church before weddingAfter so much growth, expansion was not feasible, so the property was sold and the new location at 5501 Main, the present location, was purchased from the Hermann estate.  This graceful stone building  with a beautiful bell tower was built in the English stone gothic style.  The Architect chosen was Jesse Jones' protege' Alfred c. Finn, who would gain fame as the designer of the San Jacinto Monument, the Gulf Building, the Cullen Building at the University of Houston, and the Coliseum and Music Hall. 

In 1980, Organist/Choirmaster Robert Brewer joined Frances Anderson to lead St Paul's Choir, now an acclaimed 75 vOutside of St Paul's Methodist Churchoice ensemble that has often sung at Westminster Abbey.  In 1981, David Farnsworth donated a 76 rank Schantz pipe organ.

In June of 2001, Tropical Storm Allison took Houston by surprise and caused extreme damage to the building.  You certainly can not tell it was damaged today by looking at this beautiful landmark either inside or out. 

 You can see this beautiful landmark at the following address:
5501 Main Street
Houston, TX 77004

 

 

Feel free to call me for all your Northwest Houston TX Real Estate needs. 

Candy Henthorne
Results Realty
Email Candy
281-413-3076

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Christina Strommen Stevens
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This is a nice post.  Congrats on your winnings.  The bride in the photos is beautiful.

Christina

Apr 01, 2008 01:13 AM #26
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Candy Henthorne
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Liz -  Many thanks for all you do for the group.  I appreciate the chance to enter this wonderful contest. 
Apr 01, 2008 01:32 AM #27
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Candy Henthorne
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Carl - Thank you my friend!  I love the card--how did you do that? I also see we got our Mascot named TEX!  Yea!
Apr 01, 2008 01:39 AM #28
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Candy Henthorne
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Christina & Kevin - Thank you for the lovely comment, I too think the bride was beautiful, my son was very lucky.
Apr 01, 2008 01:40 AM #29
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Carl Winters
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Candy - Ceil has a little program for making greeting cards; she helped me. I had to try several times because my card was huge so she helped me resize. Still need to improve on placing my photo's. It was so nice that we had such good participation in the contest. A nice group here in Texas.

Have a great day

Apr 01, 2008 01:51 AM #30
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Candy Henthorne
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Carl - Well, you two did a great job!  Thank you for taking the trouble on making my card, it is much appreciated and please thank Ceil as well! 
Apr 01, 2008 03:06 AM #31
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Candy Henthorne
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Carl - Well, you two did a great job!  Thank you for taking the trouble on making my card, it is much appreciated and please thank Ceil as well! 
Apr 01, 2008 03:07 AM #32
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Dale Baker
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Howdy Candy

Congratulations

To ya for the first place winning of the

contest!!

Your post is very will written and has

some very fine photo's to go with it.

Apr 01, 2008 07:17 AM #33
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Candy Henthorne
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Dale - Thank you very much!  I appreciate all you do! 
Apr 01, 2008 07:23 AM #34
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Karen Anne Stone
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Hi Candy:  What an absolutely gorgeous church.  You took some fabulous pictures.  Thanks so much for shraing them with us.  Take care...
Apr 01, 2008 06:14 PM #35
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Candy Henthorne
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Karen Anne - It really is a gorgeous church and I have wonderful memories of it.
Apr 02, 2008 01:25 AM #36
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Deb Brooks
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Congratulations Candy! What a great post and an awesome church! I had no idea we had such gorgeous churches here in Texas. Thank you so much for the post! Later in the rain~Deb
Apr 03, 2008 09:21 AM #37
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Debra - We really do have beautiful churches in Texas. Thank you--have a great day Debra.
Apr 03, 2008 09:37 AM #38
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Keith Perry
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Congratulations on winning the contest!! WOOHOO!!
Apr 07, 2008 06:23 AM #39
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Keith & Robin - Thank you my friend!  Hope you are having a great day. 
Apr 08, 2008 08:17 AM #40
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Deb Brooks
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Candy, I hope you are able to make it to the next Texas get together! Bandera is a fun place to meet! Try to be there okay? Later in the rain~Deb
Apr 27, 2008 04:29 AM #41
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Richard Ives
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Great post, Candy.  Thanks for sharing.

May 17, 2008 03:04 PM #42
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Where oh where has Candy gone? It has been two months since you have been on, is everything alright?

Todd Clark, Helping Families Home - www.IFoundYourNewHome.com 

Jun 16, 2008 05:18 PM #43
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Terry Miller
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Some of the best pictures I have ever seen. Hope to see you back in 2009.

Feb 12, 2009 09:51 AM #44
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Marchel Peterson
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I'm with Terry I would like to see you back in 2009 also!!!

Feb 23, 2009 02:50 PM #45
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