Collinsville, Oklahoma
December 15, 2014
Church Of Christ Building Transition
Older Buildings Being Removed To Make Room For New Facility
Two Collinsville Church of Christ buildings were demolished today (above) as the first step in a process to build a new church complex (below) in their place facing Broadway between 10th and 11th Streets. A newer structure near 11th Street was left in place for now but will also eventually be removed for the new church which will be started in the spring of 2015.
Two architect drawing views of the future Collinsville Church of Christ.
The former L. A. Horton Electrical Building (more recently the food bank building for the Church of Christ) was first to be reduced to a pile of rubble Monday Dec. 15, 2014.
This 2009 aerial view shows the buildings demolished today. The flattop building to the east was the former Horton Building. The mid-1960's vintage Church auditorium was in the center with another flattop classroom building to it's west. The newer (2003) fellowship hall will be used a bit longer for church activities. The former gas company building had already been removed in 2008 from the far east end of the block.
This church owned property just north of the fellowship hall will also be leveled.
In the early days of Collinsville, the NE corner of 11th and Broadway was occupied by Clawson Hall. That wooden building served as the Eagle Lodge, one of many school classroom locations, and even city offices. That corner is now occupied by the Church of Christ fellowship hall. The old wooden Eagles building was moved to Vera in 1927.
I don't know when the Collinsville Church of Christ was organized (nor where?) but have this 1963 photo of an earlier church building which I believe was at the NE corner of 11th and Broadway. -- Ted Wright
This 1976 "Business Review" ad shows a portion of the Horton Electrical Building which was later purchased by the Church of Christ.

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