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Old First Baptist Church

Old First Baptist Church


Old First Baptist Church

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401 SE 3rd St
Evansville, IN

Quick Timeline

1867-8 New church is built
1922 First baptist moves to new church, becomes bnai moshe synagogue
behtany apostolic
1998 Building is razed


South corner of 3rd and Cherry
District: Riverside
Latitude: 37.967432
Longitude: -87.56954
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Style: Gothic Revival
Architect: Henry Mursinna



68 First Baptist Church Baptist Corner 3rd and Cherry Streets 1868 - 1909 70 First Baptist Church Baptist 101 Upper 3rd Street 1910 In 1867, First Baptist Church moved from its original site to this building at 3rd and Cherry. It was dedicated March 18, 1868.

First Baptist builds a mission sunday school in rowleytown 1876 (old bapt?) Later builds fairview school (eventually east side baptist) and forest hills (forest hills baptist)

First Baptist moves to its current building in 1922. Bnai Moshe moves into the building 1/1/22 and remodeled as a synagogue

1947 Church of God buys building >1966 church of god parish

later bethany/bethel apostolic (now at new site on mulberry bethany pentecostal temple

The building was bought by Welborn in 1989 with the intention of razing it. Preservationists tried to save the building, but, after no one could raise the funds to restore it, it was destroyed c1998.

See also

Courier article
Courier article
Courier article Churches / Religion Riverside district

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