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South Methodist Episcopal Church
Clovis, New Mexico

Description: South Methodist Episcopal Church
Other Names: none
Address: South Seventh and Main Streets, Clovis, Curry County, New Mexico
Type: religious: church
Original Client: Methodist Episcopal Church
Historic Inventory: National Register of Historical Places in 1987;(87001112) Architect – C.B. Kramer
Date: 1916 (design); completed 1930
Condition: extant; in use as a social services center

Architect or Firm: Henry C. Trost
Associated Architect or Firm: Trost & Trost; Burt Curless, Clovis
Dimensions and Orientation: planned for corner location; two stories with elevated basement; 82 feet 2 inches by 61 feet 1 inch

Foundation: concrete
Wall Materials: brick
Roofing Materials: flat
Other Materials Used: concrete coping, galvanized iron triglyphs
Remodeling and Additions: stucco facing

Present Owner:
Location of Drawings: El Paso Public Library: (G-9) 12 sheets, ink on linen plans, including elevations, dated September, 1916. El Paso Public Library, Ponsford 188, photograph of rendering of classical building (as built, but in exposed brick), and 189, photograph of rendering of brick building (not built).
Location of Documentary Photographs:


Remarks: (1) Commission 2395
(2) The plans are for the brick building (not built) and call for fan-shaped seating with the pulpit at the corner of the auditorium
(3) On October 29, 1930, Trost & Trost recorded a receipt of $500.00 for Clovis Church, and on January 26, 1931 a receipt of $725.00 for Clovis M. E. Church.

Prepared for the El Paso Public Library by Lloyd C. and June F. Engelbrecht under a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities, 1990.