St. John Church

In the shadow of downtown Houston, lies Sam Houston Park. Here you will find several historical homes bordering the green where community events occur during the year. Included is a small wooden church. According to the Heritage Society

The 1891 St. John Church was built by German farmers in northwest Harris County for their Evangelical Lutheran congregation. The church is a vernacular interpretation of the Gothic Revival style of architecture from the 19th century. Elements of the Gothic Revival style are evident in the church’s arched windows and shutters. The structure was moved from its original site on Mangum Road to Sam Houston Park in 1968. The handmade cypress plank pews in the interior attest to the “can do” spirit that built this elegantly simple place of worship.

In the shadow of downtown Houston, lies Sam Houston Park The small, white   St. John Church is a symbol of a more simple time of Houston's beginnings. Photo by Tim Stanley Photography

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