The Centennial Book says that a storm destroyed the frame building—after it had withstood several hurricanes. The members had been talking about building a brick building for several years and had the plans ready. They now found themselves needing to move quickly and they did. In the meantime, worship services were held “under the oaks”.
The years leading up to this storm were prosperous and the congregation was not discouraged by the 1916 hurricane. In 1920 there were 22 people baptized and 19 new members received by letter for a total membership of 248.
NOAA’s Historical Hurricane Tracking website does not show any hurricanes in the Gulf in 1926. The storm that took down the building must have been a very bad thunderstorm or series of them. As the building had been blown off its foundation in 1916 and moved in 1917, as well as withstood the normal storms in the meantime, it surely was not as strong as it had been.