Plymouth Congregational Church of Coconut Grove

  • Demonination: Congregational
  • Pastor: J. Delman Kuykendall
  • Race/Ethnicity: White
  • County: Dade
  • City: Miami
  • Date: 1897

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Plymouth Congregational Church of Coconut Grove

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On many of the scans, text appears to bleed through from the reverse page as survey workers often used recycled paper printed on one side with unrelated material. Users should be aware that the bleed-through is not a missing page.


Sheet 1 of 2 sheets
WPA Form 20 HR FLORIDA Revision
Worker’s Full Name: James H. Thayer

[added note] Not in file [end note]

[added note] 3463-x [end note]


Fill in each item, or state in items for which information is not available, sources contacted in attempting to secure information.

1. County: Dade

2. City or town: Miami (Coconut Grove section)

3. Exact name of church:

[strike text] The Union [end strike] Plymouth Congregational Church of Coconut Grove Florida.

4. Street address, R.F.D. route, or description of location: Corner Main Highway and Devon Rd.

5. Race of membership: White

6. Language of services: English

7. Denomination (full title): Congregational (Council of Congregational and Christian Churches)

8. Names and locations of denominational bodies – national, state, district, etc. – in descending order of importance:

The General Council of the Congregational and Christian Churches; territory : USA; Headquarters: New York City.

Florida Conference of Congregational and Christian Churches: territory: Florida; Headquarters: Jacksonville, Fla.

The Southeast Coast Congregational Association; territory: SE Coast of Florida; headquarters: None.

9. Date church organized: 1897

10. Dates of lapse, if now defunct: None

11. Is church incorporated?: Yes

12. If so, give date of incorporation: (get date from file of incorporated churches for Dade Co. in State Office worker has been able to find out this church has always borne the name as in Item 3.

13. Original name of church (if name has changed) and date of change:

The name Plymouth is a popular name. [strike text] The exact date of the assumption of same has not been determined. [end strike]

[added note] changed c1916. [end note]

14. Name of local parent church (if any) from which organized of split:

Church came as a result of local effort concentrated in a Union Chapel. The name "Plymouth" as applied to this chu8rch first emerges I the newspapers in 1921. See Miami Herald 1/23/21 and 11/5/21 for the two names.

15. Information on all previous buildings used for services, since, organization, specifying location and dates used:

First building used was Union Chapel date of erection unknown; first building, a frame, was dedicated while yet incomplete in 1900. The exact date of erection of present building could not be definitely ascertained, but by comparisons must have been 1915-16.

[added note] This building reported to have been imported, in its entirety, from Plymouth, England and rebuilt in Coconut Grove. Name changed c1916. [end note]