GRACE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH – 8 Carrera St., Saint Augustine, FL 32084
(904) 829-8272 www.umc.org
Q-Tips say: Stop in for a visit if you are in the area. Lots of history. Mrs. Q says: Word has it that Mr. Flagler wanted some of the land that the Methodist owned so he told them he would build the church in exchange for the land he wanted, to construct the Ponce de Leon Hotel. However, it cost him more than he anticipated. It is not as ornate as the Basilica but worth seeing due to its history. Remember, this is a Church so hats off men, and no loud boisterous talking.
The Grace Church is built in authentic Spanish Renaissance style. The exterior has not changed significantly. Two significant changes were made to the interior, both relate to the Wurlitzer pipe organ; one when it was installed (1925), the second when it was removed in order to provide space for the organ pump.