Chinn-Scott Chapel

abandoned louisiana church

Chinn-Scott Chapel United Methodist  

Pointe Coupee parish Louisiana | c. 1890

According to church archives, this building began as Chinn Chapel African Methodist Episcopal. It's cornerstone denotes the building date of 1890 although the land wasn't officially signed over to the church until 1903. At that time, the Platt Family carved half an acre from their plantation and sold it to the church in for $100. 

Sometime later, it was renamed Scott Chapel and served for a brief time as one of the first public school for local area children.

The church was discontinued in 2015.

 
The Rev. Scott Chinn for whom the chapel is named after. Photo courtesy of  Centenary College of Lousiana .

The Rev. Scott Chinn for whom the chapel is named after. Photo courtesy of Centenary College of Lousiana.

The church as it looked in 1967. Page from  Louisiana Conference of the Methodist Church

The church as it looked in 1967. Page from Louisiana Conference of the Methodist Church