circa 1948This small, single frame wood structure was built in 1948 as a house of worship for the African American Methodist congregation in the small, rural St. Landry Parish village of Palmetto. The church purchased a parcel of land located at the end of Bihm Street from Mrs. Sallie Hawkins for $300. The Church, known as St. Joseph Methodist Church for Colored People, served the faithful until services ceased there in the late 1980s. In 2000, the church building was donated to Le Vieux Village by the Village of Palmetto, which also assisted in the cost of moving the structure. After the move to the village, the Opelousas Womans Club donated funds to help the city renovate the church.
|Placed By||City of Opelousas Louisiana|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Monday, September 4th, 2017 at 7:03am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||15R E 588792 N 3378018|
|Decimal Degrees||30.53125000, -92.07441667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 30° 31.875', W 92° 4.465'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||30° 31' 52.5" N, 92° 4' 27.9" W|
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|Which side of the road?||Marker is on the right when traveling East|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 801-899 US-190, Opelousas LA 70570, US|
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