Where Old Churches Go To Live

Where Old Churches Go To Live

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Cheryl

United States

#1 Jul 17, 2012
Its a shame the community couldn't save it.I would have loved to seen it when it was new , it's still a beautiful church. I pass it every once in a while and I imagine the stories and the history it has endured.
Pam

Greenbrier, AR

#2 Sep 7, 2012
wondering if old church is for sale? how much?
Pat

New Orleans, LA

#3 Oct 17, 2012
Does anyone know the history ? When was it built ? Abandoned ? I love finding old Churches and abandoned buildings and learning their history. What was the original name of this Church ? It somewhat reminds me of the old Primitive Batist Churches.
Amy

Conroe, TX

#4 Apr 3, 2013
the community it belonged to didn't care about it and it is currently on the ground in a pile from strong winds. no one in "that community" cares to even clean it up...it has been sitting there since last fall last year.
Pat

Houston, TX

#5 Apr 5, 2013
Amy wrote:
the community it belonged to didn't care about it and it is currently on the ground in a pile from strong winds. no one in "that community" cares to even clean it up...it has been sitting there since last fall last year.
That is so sad,to let an Historical Church just go by the wayside. I tried finding it a couple of weeks ago,and could not find it. Of course,I thought it was still standing.But I would still love to know the precise location,if you can tell me.
Pat

Houston, TX

#6 Apr 5, 2013
I tried to find this Church just a couple of weeks ago,but of course,I was looking for it to be still standing.If you can tell me the precise location of the hubble now tho,I would really appreciate it.Such a shame that no one cared for such an historical Church. The Church I have seen,built somewhat as this was,was built in 1870,or 1880
Mo Co Mag

Conroe, TX

#7 Apr 12, 2013
Pat wrote:
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That is so sad,to let an Historical Church just go by the wayside. I tried finding it a couple of weeks ago,and could not find it. Of course,I thought it was still standing.But I would still love to know the precise location,if you can tell me.
I am the person who took all the photos at Topix for Montgomery, Texas. This church sits about 7 miles West of Montgomery, Texas in an old town called Dobbin (near Plantersville; where Texas Renaissance Festival is at). I have not been out there in years, but will go out to photograph again, since a post said the church fell last year. I'll post the new photo for everyone. Glad you liked the photos.

The church is part of an active church community. They build a "new" church next door -- don't know age of that building but style reflects circa 1950's era building. It did not look like the old building was opened in years, but the new church is a small but active community. Probably don't have the funds to repair old building at the time. And it is devastating to let it go to the extent that it might fall down by a windstorm.
Mo Co Mag

Conroe, TX

#8 Apr 12, 2013
I took this photo in 2008 and posted it to Topix. I have a facebook group called Montgomery County, Texas; Yard and Garden Magazine and I asked our group if anyone knows about this old church?? Will let you know if I find anything out. And will take a new photo, hope it did not fall down, as posted on this forum.

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php...

Check out our facebook group page. We are active gardening and nature loving group. We have some activities together. We are small, but dedicated group of gardeners. Love birds, flowers, butterflies, nature, history, or need information on Montgomery County, Texas?? Check out our site, and post your family friendly photos, questions, experiences, tips, etc. and become part of our community.
Pat wrote:
<quoted text>
That is so sad,to let an Historical Church just go by the wayside. I tried finding it a couple of weeks ago,and could not find it. Of course,I thought it was still standing.But I would still love to know the precise location,if you can tell me.
I am the person who took all the photos at Topix for Montgomery, Texas. This church sits about 7 miles West of Montgomery, Texas in an old town called Dobbin (near Plantersville; where Texas Renaissance Festival is at). I have not been out there in years, but will go out to photograph again, since a post said the church fell last year. I'll post the new photo for everyone. Glad you liked the photos.

The church is part of an active church community. They build a "new" church next door -- don't know age of that building but style reflects circa 1950's era building. It did not look like the old building was opened in years, but the new church is a small but active community. Probably don't have the funds to repair old building at the time. And it is devastating to let it go to the extent that it might fall down by a windstorm.
Pat

New Iberia, LA

#9 Apr 12, 2013
Thank you so much. We checked in Dobbin also.Off 105,coming from Conroe,we took a right on 1488, looking for it. Found an historical cemetery tho,"Waller Cemetery". Even the very old metal sign pointing toward this cemetery on a very long dirt road,was interesting to see,which I took a few pictures of.Very interesting history of this cemetery there and well kept.
Mo Co Mag

Conroe, TX

#10 Apr 15, 2013
Pat wrote:
Thank you so much. We checked in Dobbin also.Off 105,coming from Conroe,we took a right on 1488, looking for it. Found an historical cemetery tho,"Waller Cemetery". Even the very old metal sign pointing toward this cemetery on a very long dirt road,was interesting to see,which I took a few pictures of.Very interesting history of this cemetery there and well kept.
Pat, I'm pretty sure coming from Conroe, off Hwy. 105W. it was on the SOUTH side of 105 (or turn LEFT) at either FM1486, Dobbin, or Plantersville. I'm going to have to go hunt for it myself, but have put some feelers out about this church. I was devastated when I read it fell down, sure hope not. It was near an old Brahma Bull Ranch, and a couple old historic homes (between Magnolia/Plantersville/Dobbin on one side; and Hwy. 105W. on the other).

The last time I saw it was in 2008. I'll be heartbroken if it fell, and will post new photos if I can find it (with better directions).
Mo Co Mag

Conroe, TX

#11 Apr 17, 2013
I just got word that possibly the roof of the old church building fell in about a year ago. We are going to drive out to try to find it to photograph. I've not been out there since 2008 when I took the original photos. Wish me luck finding it. Anyone know directions, please let me know.
Pat

Prairieville, LA

#12 Apr 18, 2013
Mo Co Mag wrote:
I just got word that possibly the roof of the old church building fell in about a year ago. We are going to drive out to try to find it to photograph. I've not been out there since 2008 when I took the original photos. Wish me luck finding it. Anyone know directions, please let me know.
I definitely wish you luck and hope you find it with possible details of it's where abouts. Sure hope it is really not lying in a heap as stated earlier. Thanks so much for your help !!!
Mo Co Mag

Conroe, TX

#13 Apr 21, 2013
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php...

You can follow the conversation at my facebook group page (Montgomery County, Texas; Yard and Garden Magazine)...

Comment from one of our group members who lives in the area near the church:

((Darla L.)) "I believe it is about a mile down on 1486 off of 105. They have a church right beside it, all you really see now is a pile of rubble. Next time I am out that way I will count the exact mileage for you just to make sure!"
Patiently2Wait

Conroe, TX

#14 May 10, 2013
So sad the old church has fallen down. The photos at the facebook group page are hard to look at. Too bad it could not be saved. Maybe used for beloved salvage somewhere?

https://www.facebook.com/media/set/...

Thank you to Darla for taking the photos and giving us all an update.
pvkiran

Singarayakonda, India

#15 Nov 18, 2014
Cheryl wrote:
Its a shame the community couldn't save it.I would have loved to seen it when it was new , it's still a beautiful church. I pass it every once in a while and I imagine the stories and the history it has endured.
Yes, the stories and the history it has endured are bygone and with it have gone the people who were part of it. The building stands now stands alone waiting for its turn.

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