In a tent meeting on the corner of 38th and Washington (the current CWC location), in 1895, people gathered under the evangelistic preaching of Rev. Cyrus Bilheimer and Rev. Anna Linville. Weekly worship services were held for the next two months.
In November, at the home of Mrs. Able, the organization was effected and became known as South Marion Wesleyan Methodist Church. The church united with Pleasant Plain, Plummer Chapel, and Fairview churches and Rey Bilheimer was sent by the conference to pastor the church for the next two years.
1890 – Artist Van Gogh died (b. 1853).
– Idaho & Wyoming entered the Union as the 44th & 45th states.
1891 – The game of basketball was invented by Dr. James Naismith.
– Author Conan Doyle submitted the first six Sherlock Holmes stories to the Strand Magazine.
1892 – The first Ellis Island Immigration Station was officially opened. That first day, three large ships were waiting to land, and 700 immigrants passed through Ellis Island.
– J. R. R. Tolkien was born.
• First U.S. Open Golf Championship held after the game was first introduced to America 10 years earlier by John M. Fox after a trip to Scotland.
• The First professional football game is played in Latrobe, Pennsylvania.
• Frederick Douglass dies.
• First U.S. patent for the automobile is granted to George B. Selden for his two stroke automobile engine.
• Oscar Hammerstein opens the first theatre, Olympia, in the Times Square section of New York City.
• Tchaikovsky writes, “Swan Lake,” ballet.
U.S. President throughout time at location:
#24. Grover Cleveland (1893-1897)