Thursday, January 12, 2012

A Brief Look at Abilene's Historic Buildings: a former Brethren in Christ Church

The Jeffcoat Photography Studio Museum recently featured the exhibit City on the Plains: A Look at Abilene Architecture. The following is a brief look at Abilene's former Brethren in Christ Church. (Photograph courtesy of the Jeffcoat Photography Studio Museum.)

This church no longer stands in Abilene, but was located on the corner of Buckeye and Northeast Seventh streets.  The Eisenhower family were members of the church’s congregation, and Dwight attended the church’s Sunday School as a young boy.  The Brethren in Christ Church has had a long history in Abilene and the surrounding Dickinson County area.  Known as River Brethren at the time, many of Dickinson County's early settlers and town builders were members of this denomination.

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