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The Old Church

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The Old Church, once known as The First Christian Church located at 319 Poplar Street in Italy, Texas, is an example of fine craftsmanship and architecture popular in 1890 when the church was founded.

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Built in 1890

A news article published in Italy News Herald on its Fiftieth Anniversary, Dec. 15, 1939, stated, “The First Christian Church of Italy will be celebrating its fiftieth birthday next year. The Church has been serving the community in one way or another since 1890. However, according to other records, the group that formed the church began functioning as an organized body of worshipers as far back as 1875. At that time they met in the old community school house known as the “Buttermilk School House.” It was used as a school all week and served as a church meeting place for various denominations on Sunday.

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When the South Italy school house was built the congregation carried on its work there and in 1890, transferred its activities to the building in Italy, Texas that has now been relocated to Founders Row in Midlothian, Texas. The building was completed the following year in 1891, and at that time, the church took the name, The First Christian Church of Italy, and was been known by that name until it moved to Founders Row and was shortened to The Old Church. Names of the original charter members include: the John Couch family, the Jim Couch family, the George Stroud family, the S. M. Dunlap family, the George Hamlett family, the Will Jennings family, the Willis Pruitt family, the Dr. A. B. Robuck family, the H. A. Erwin family and the Tom Johns family.

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Wilson’s Seafood

Fresh Seafood and Cocktails

Wilson’s Seafood has its roots in the heritage of the late David C. Wilson, a renowned foodie and founder of David’s Seafood in Cedar Hill. Wilson’s Seafood will continue his legacy by serving the community and the delicious fare for which he was will known for.

Shawn & Suzanne Wilson

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The Old Church

Summary

The Old Church, once known as The First Christian Church located at 319 Poplar Street in Italy, Texas, is an example of fine craftsmanship and architecture popular in 1890 when the church was founded.

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THE SMOKE HOUSE

Texas BBQ Eatery & Brewpub

Located in the Historic MULKEY-LOGGINS HOUSE – in Ennis, Texas

AUTHENTIC TEXAS BBQ

Modern Texas Cuisine at its Finest

The Smoke House is located in the historic Mulkey-Loggins house at Founders Row. The Smoke House is a back-to-basics eatery featuring wood-smoked, big flavor meats and sausages accompanied by house-made sauces, pickles, breads, infused spirits and hand-crafted cocktails.

Locally raised and regionally sourced, the food is made with pride and skill, and creates a sense of down-home deliciousness. Smokehouse dishes bring a sense of family and community to the dining experience, one that is both authentic and down-home – Texas cooking at its best.

In short, their meats are mouthwateringly delicious and the biggest reason why The Smoke House is a terrific addition to Founders Row.

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The Hosford House Restaurant

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314 E Avenue F

Midlothian, TX 76065

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