Last Sunday morning at about 9 o’clock, sparks from the furnace falling on the roof of the Presbyterian Church started a fire that in a short time left nothing but the walls standing. The alarm was turned in and both hose companies responded promptly and did heroic work, but only succeeded in confining the flames to the one building.
The church was a frame structure erected about ten years since at a cost of $6,000. $3,000 was carried on the church and furniture. Arrangements are now being made to erect a modern $15,000 brick church on the lot recently purchased by the congregation, and work will be pushed rapidly to have it completed by the first of September.
From The Commonwealth, April 11, 1903
The Presbyterian congregation will worship in the school auditorium tomorrow. Sunday School and divine service at the usual hour. Mr. Harrison’s morning subject will be “The Resurrection”.
From The Commonwealth, April 11, 1903
The services of the Presbyterian Church will be held in the old Episcopal Church. At the morning exercises, Mr. Harrison will be installed pastor of the Church. At the evening service, The Rev. C. P. Newman will preach the sermon. The public is cordially invited to these services.
From The Commonwealth, April 25, 1903
NEW PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
Work of Laying the Foundation Will Begin Next Monday
Mr. Jos. Trimby, of Chattanooga, who has the contract for the new Presbyterian Church in this city, announces that the work of laying the foundation will begin next Monday. A force of workmen has been engaged for several days in clearing the lot and making the necessary excavations.
The new building will be one of the finest church edifices in the State. It is estimated that it will cost at least $25,000 to build and furnish the structure.
From The Commonwealth, March 19, 1904
The corner stone of the new Presbyterian Church will be laid on Monday, May 9, under the auspices of the Masonic Lodge, Grand Master T. U. Sisson, of Winona, officiating. It was to have been laid last week, but the date was postponed on account of the inability of Mr. Sisson to be present.
From The Commonwealth, May 7, 1904
FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
Corner Stone Laid With Appropriate Ceremonies
On last Monday afternoon the cornerstone of Greenwood's magnificent new $25,000 First Presbyterian Church was laid with Masonic ceremonies-Grand Master T. U. Sisson, of Winona, officiating. The Grand Master was assisted by Worshipful Master W. H. Stevens and many members of Greenwood Lodge No. 135.
The choir of the church rendered splendid music at intervals and the entire program was very successfully carried out.
LIST OF DEPOSITS
History of the Sunday School
History of the Earnest Workers of the Presbyterian Church
History of the Senior and Junior Christian Endeavor Society
Names of the Grand Lodge Officers of Grand Jurisdiction on Mississippi
Officers and members of Greenwood Lodge No. 135, A. F. and A. M.
Municipal Officers, City of Greenwood
School Board and Teachers of Greenwood Public School
Description of Greenwood Board of Trade
Photograph of Greenwood Public School Building
Copy of the GREENWOOD ENTERPRISE, Friday, May 6, 1904
Copy of the Commonwealth, Saturday, May 7, 1904
Names of R. H. Hunt, architect; Joseph Trimby, contractor;
and Mrs. H. F. Echols, Hudson, Mass.
When the work of laying the cornerstone had been declared completed by the Grand Master, Rev. J. R. Hughes, in behalf of the church, delivered an appropriate and interesting address. Mr. Hughes referred in glowing terms to the rapid and substantial advancement Greenwood has made along all lines during the past ten years-eulogizing her people for their great interest in church work and splendid church building-and his remarks were attentively listened to by the vast crowd present.
Grand Mater Sisson was next introduced, who spoke eloquently and impressively for about thirty minutes, taking Masonry and the good it has accomplished for mankind as his subject. Mr. Sisson's address was interesting from start to finish, and his references to Greenwood's rapid growth and the bright prospects for her futures at the conclusion of his remarks were highly appreciated by our people.
The popular pastor, Rev. W. W. Harrison, and the members of the First Presbyterian Church of Greenwood should and do feel proud of the magnificent building which they now have in course of construction. It would reflect credit upon a city of much greater proportions, and will be an ornament to Greenwood when completed.
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