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.
It’s believed that the Presbyterian Church of Upsala got its name from the Upsala University located in Stockholm, Sweden. The building was constructed in 1892 by Swedish immigrants who settled in the area a little north of Orlando.
This restored church now serves as the Hawthorne Historical Museum and Cultural Center in Alachua County, Florida. It originally served as an African-American church, having been built in 1907.
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”.
Island Grove Methodist Church was built in 1885 and is showing clear deterioration. Services haven’t been held in the church since the early 1970s and it sits quietly now on private land in a small field in central Florida.
This old church in the town of Sparr, Florida in Marion County now serves as the Cry of Deliverance Outreach Ministry center. I don’t have any information currently on its age or history.