Sunday, August 23, 2009
Another Landmark Gone
The former First Christian Church, the oldest church in Henderson, was demolished yesterday. It had graced the corner of S. Green and Washington Streets since the 1850s. During the Civil War, the church was taken over by the Federal Army and after the war, it was returned to the congregation. In 1962 a new church was built farther south on Green Street with the old building later becoming Haven Pentecostal Church. Before demolition, the building had been empty for several years. This photo, taken in June 2009 of the side of the building, shows the older part of the church in the back and the newer brick portion, built about 1930, in the front. All that remains of this old landmark today is a pile of bricks and rubble.