Marker Details

Brown Chapel A.M.E. Church

3208 Washington Avenue

Houston , 77007

Phone 713-862-8718
Directions: Marker mounted on exterior wall

Key Time Period: 1877 - 1892 Post-Reconstruction

Corretions/New Research:

Marker Text:
Organized in 1881, this church was founded to serve people living in the West End and Chaneyville communities, later known as the Sixth Ward. The Rev. Louis Brown served as first pastor of the church, which was named in his honor. A small sanctuary built in 1882 was destroyed by fire in 1917. Construction of the present building, originally a one-story frame structure, was begun that year. It was later enlarged to two stories, and in 1944 the exterior was clad in brick. Brown Chapel continues to be an important part of the Sixth Ward. (1989)
Marker Type: Marker
Historical Org: Texas Historical Commission (THC)

Key Map Information: 493 E

GPS Coordinates: 29 46.140, 95 23.536

Precinct No: 2

Marker No: 10620