Ocoee Christian

Ocoee Christian Church, Orange County, Florida
Ocoee Christian Church, Orange County, Florida

Ocoee Christian Church near Orlando was added to the National Register of Historic Places 20 years ago.  The church was built in 1891 and is the oldest Florida church serving the Disciples of Christ denomination.  The architectural style is Late Gothic Revival and I was able to grab a few photos just before sunset one afternoon.

First Methodist

 

First Methodist Church, Jasper, Florida (Hamilton County)
First Methodist Church, Jasper, Florida (Hamilton County)

Shortly before hitting the Georgia state line north of Lake City is the town of Jasper, Florida.  The church pictured was built in 1878 and has had a few modifications over the years.  The architectural style is Carpenter Gothic, and a prominent bell tower is featured on the front facade.  In the early 1930’s, a small country church was moved to Jasper and attached at the northeast corner of the building.   The church was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1978 as “United Methodist Church”.

Bethel A.M.E.

Bethel A.M.E., Deland, Florida (Volusia County)
Bethel A.M.E., Deland, Florida (Volusia County)

 

Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church is in Deland, Florida. Founded in 1878 as Deland was getting its start as a town, this stone masonry building was later built in 1907.   Currently it’s raising funds for some much needed repairs to the roof and foundation.