Marker Details

Grace United Methodist Church

1245 Heights Blvd.

Houston , 77008

Shepherd Drive UMC marker moved to this location September, 2012
Directions: Grace UMC is on the SW corner of Heights Boulevard and 13th Street; the marker is between a cross and the sidewalk, on the left (facing) side of the property in front of the church

Key Time Period: 1893 - 1919 City Beautiful - WW I

Corretions/New Research:

Marker Text:
Associated with the development of Houston Heights, this congregation began in 1905 with the meeting of several women who formed the Home Missionary Society of Houston Heights. The Rev. Stephen McKinney served as first pastor of Heights Methodist Episcopal Church, South, as it came to be called. Worship services were held in a variety of locations until the congregation erected a permanent sanctuary on this site in 1906. A larger building, constructed in 1911-12, served the congregation until 1971. Renamed Grace Methodist in 1950, the church has provided its members and the community with strong educational and outreach programs throughout its history. (2001)
Marker Type: Marker with Post
Historical Org: Texas Historical Commission (THC)

Key Map Information: 453 W

GPS Coordinates: 29 47.600, 95 23.873

Precinct No: 1

Marker No: 12536