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Original First Baptist

Original First Baptist

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Original First Baptist

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a.k.a. Disciples of Christ

a.k.a. Christian Church

formerly 201-5 Lower 2nd St
Evansville, IN

Quick Timeline

1852-3 Original First Baptist church is built
1864 Church sells building and moves to new location at 3rd and Cherry
1885 Disciples of christ uses building
1888 Christian Church moves to old unitarian church
>1910 Torn down

Location

Northwest corner of Centre (2nd) and Clark
District:
Latitude: 37.974879
Longitude: -87.577206
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69 First Baptist Church Baptist Corner Centre & Clark Street 1858 The First Baptist church was organized in 1847. In 1851, land was purchased at 2nd and Clark to erect a building. The church was built and completed in 1853.

As the congregation outgrew the building wanted more central location, they made plans to erect a new church at 3rd and Cherry. In 1864, the old building was sold to city. Services were held at Marble Hall and in the new basement until the new church was finished in 1867. 1863 served as the high school moved from Canal St School until the Old Central building was built 1868

Disciples of Christ, founded 1868, began using the old baptist church to hold its meetings in November 1885. The church subsequently moved into the old unitarian church in 1888. later school house later colored school house clark st school? [1880] stable of wm dean (first and mulberry)

razed >1910 gas station in 1950s? site of braden motors 69 First Baptist Church Baptist Corner Centre (2nd) & Clark Street 1858 Clark 97 German Baptist Church Baptist Corner of Centre (2nd) & Clark Street 1858 Clark 25 Baptist Church Baptist North Corner of Clark & Centre (2nd) (Lamasco) 1860 - 1863 Clark 59 Cong. Methodist Church Congregational Corner of Centre (2nd) and Clark Street 1871 - 1872 Clark 129 Independent Meth Ch. Methodist Corner of Clar and Center (2nd) Streets 1872 - 1873 Clark 47 Christian Church Christian NW Corner 2nd & Clark Streets 1886 Clark 130 Independent Meth Ch. Methodist Corner of Clar and Center (2nd) Streets 1894 Clark


See also

HistoricEvansville.com: Churches / Religion
HistoricEvansville.com: district

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