POSTED: Saturday, March 24, 2012 - 7:49pm
UPDATED: Saturday, March 24, 2012 - 7:49pm
HARLETON — HARLETON — Nestled deep in the Piney Woods stands a quaint little Methodist Church, its red bricks weathered after almost 100 years in the Texas sun. A cast iron bell in the yard still rings when the rope is pulled. Nearby is a Texas Historical Marker noting that the Methodist congregation began meeting in 1840. The brick building was completed in 1914 and became Harleton Methodist Church in 1970.
Like many structures built before the days of air conditioners, the building’s first floor is about half below ground, just a little bit too much above ground to be a true basement.
In the early years of the 20th century, the Masons met there, said Kate and Joe Turner, co-pastors of the church.
Read more here:http://www.news-journal.com/features/religion/harleton-church-stands-firm-after-nearly-years-of-service/article_a82f9e4e-3140-552c-8208-4ee45be2f5d5.html?mode=image&photo=1