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One of Oak Cliff’s oldest churches is closing.

Oak Cliff United Methodist Church, on Jefferson at Marsalis, holds its last service at 11 a.m. Sunday, June 28. The congregation, a total of about 200 people, will be absorbed into Tyler Street United Methodist Church.

The building, part of the original Oak Cliff, is a protected historic landmark. It was built in 1915, but the church is much older — congregants began meeting in 1887, the same year Thomas Marsalis bought Hord’s Ridge with his vision for an upscale Dallas suburb.

It would take upwards of $1 million to bring the church up to Americans with Disabilities Act regulations with a new elevator, plus the old building needs extensive cosmetic renovations otherwise.

The Methodist conference will take ownership of the building.