Marker Details

St. Paul A.M.E. Church

1554 Gears St. at Adel

Houston , 77067

church moved from 1712 Edwards to this location in April 2002; THC Atlas gives address as 1554 Gears St.; marker is supported by a metal frame which also is used to help display a granite tablet noting the move from Edwards to Geers Road, and individual names
Directions: Beltway 8 west of Greenspoint Mall, exit T. C. Jester & north to Gears Road, east Gears approx. 1/4 mile, church is on the north side of the street; marker near back NE corner of church

Key Time Period: 1866 - 1876 Reconstruction

Corretions/New Research:

The marker notes that the church is in Houston's First Ward, the church is no longer located in that area.

Marker Text:
Organized in 1869, Saint Paul African Methodist Episcopal Church has been a part of First Ward history for over a century. The first pastor of the church was the Rev. David Wren. Services were held in a brush arbor until a sanctuary was built in 1873. The building was destroyed by the 1900 hurricane. It was rebuilt and has been modified several times over the years. An elementary school, established by the church in the 1870s, became part of the public school system and in 1927 was named for Richard Brock, early church member and city alderman. (1987)
Marker Type: Marker in Frame
Historical Org: Texas Historical Commission (THC)

Key Map Information: 372 N

GPS Coordinates: 29 43.171, 95 16.514

Precinct No: 4

Marker No: 10762