Court Street Methodist Episcopal Church


City of Janesville, Rock County, Wisconsin

Courtesy of Carol

The Court Street Methodist Episcopal Church was organized in 1867. It was an
offshoot of the First Church, whose building was not large enough for the number of members, so there was a division and one-half of the membership left and organized the Court Street Church; this church edifice was built in 1868 on the corner of Maine and Court streets, east side of the river. the Rev. G. M. STEEL was their first pastor. He was followed by the Revs. O. B. THAYER, H. C. TILTON, E. D. HUNTLY, H. STONE, Richardson N. WHEELER.
Rev. Henry FAVILLE was appointed pastor of this church about September,
1880. About 1882, Rev. Olin A. CURTIS was appointed. Rev. C. B. WILCOX was appointed October 8, 1883; Rev. T. DeWitt PEAKE, October 13, 1885; Rev. George H. TREVOR, October 1, 1888; Rev. E. L. EATON, September 30, 1889; Rev. W. F. REQUEA, September 26, 1892; Rev. Sabin HALSEY, October 1, 1894; Rev. W. A. HALL, September 26, 1897, and Rev. J. H. TIPPETT, October 14, 1901. This church was consolidated with the First Church of Janesville (Methodist) January 30, 1904, forming the Central Methodist Episcopal Church. The building of the First Church was sold and the meetings of the new church were held in the Court Street Church, Rev. J. H. TIPPETT being retained as pastor of the new society.
[Source: Rock County, Wisconsin: A new history of it's cities, villages, etc., Vol. I, by William Fiske Brown (editor-in-chief); ©1908 C. F. Cooper, Chicago, IL; pp. 283-284]

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