“The Rock Hill Record reported on Jan. 2, 1912 that Rev. Alexander Martin announced from the pulpit of the First Presbyterian Church yesterday that work on the new church in Oakland has begun. Excavation for the foundation is nearly completed.”
421 Oakland Avenue
City Directories and History: 1917 – NA, 1936 – Oakland Ave. Pres. Church, 1963 – Oakland Ave. Presbyterian Church
The SC Architects: 1885 – 1935, Wells and Dalton, 1992 – Reported “that the Oakland Ave. Pres. Church was designed by Charles C. Hook in 1911 at a cost of $25,000.”
The Rock Hill Record of April 5, 1909 reported, “The Presbyterians have started planning a new church in Oakland Park. The officers of First Pres. Church feel it is time for a second church and have asked the congregation to consider raising at least $15,000.”
On April 26, 1909 the Record reported, “The congregation of First Pres. Church held a meeting Sunday on April 25 and voted to take immediate steps to build a new church in Oakland. ”
The Herald reported on April 7, 1911 – “At a meeting of the executive committee of the new Presbyterian church in Oakland last Friday night, the plans submitted by architect W. B. Edwards of Atlanta were approved. The contract for the building will be let in the near future. The church is to be erected on a lot on Oakland Ave., near the home of Pres. Johnson and the same side of the street. The plans show it will be a beautiful structure.”
Click on the More Information > link found below the picture column for an extensive history of the church. Also, click on Fewell House to see the property acquired to construct the Sunday School annex from the Fewell family and the Cinema Theater link for that property address.
Learn more about architects in the area at YC Architects.
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