Walker Memorial United Methodist Church

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Walker Memorial United Methodist Church (originally Elyton Methodist Church) was a Methodist church at 631 3rd Street Southwest in Elyton.

The chruch was organized on April 29, 1816 near Frog Level, a racing ground which later became Elyton. Ebenezer Hearn led the first services.

The church's original building was built near Broad and Eubanks Streets to hold services. In 1909 the building was moved to 3rd Street Southwest on rollers.

In 1910 the name of the church was changed to Walker Memorial Methodist Church to honor supporter Corilla Walker, wife of William Walker. It was after this that the church expanded and built a new two-story building on the same lot in 1921. In front of the church, on the portico, are eight limestone Ionic columns. These columns, costing $1,000 a piece when the building was built, and each weighing 15,400 pounds, came from Bedford, Indiana.

The building currently houses the House of Restoration Church.

References

  • Satterfield, Carolyn Green (1976) Historic Sites of Jefferson County, Alabama. Birmingham: Jefferson County Historical Commission/Gray Printing Company