Oklahoma Conference of the United Methodist Church

McFarlin UMC in Norman becomes UM historic site number 574


McFarlin UMC is named after its donor’s son, who died in infancy. It is now a registered United Methodist historic site. Photo by Tabitha Beckman.

One of the jewels of Oklahoma church architecture, McFarlin UMC in Norman, has recently been named a United Methodist historic site.

The soaring church building, built in 1923 and 1924, by Holmboe Company Builders, designed by R.H. Hunt Company, Architects, and financed by oil tycoon Robert McFarlin, as a memorial to his infant son, who had died at the location in 1893.

The news of the new distinction was shared with the church in July, by the General Commission on Archives & History. The beautiful building can be found at the corner of Apache Street and University Blvd., adjacent to the University of Oklahoma in Norman.


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