St. Joseph Methodist Church for Colored People

St. Joseph Methodist Church for Colored People (HM21EN)

Location: Opelousas, LA 70570 St. Landry Parish
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N 30° 31.875', W 92° 4.465'

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circa 1948

This 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.
HM NumberHM21EN
Placed ByCity of Opelousas Louisiana
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Date Added Monday, September 4th, 2017 at 7:03am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)15R E 588792 N 3378018
Decimal Degrees30.53125000, -92.07441667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 30° 31.875', W 92° 4.465'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds30° 31' 52.5" N, 92° 4' 27.9" W
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Area Code(s)337
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 801-899 US-190, Opelousas LA 70570, US
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