St. James African Methodist Episcopal Church

St. James African Methodist Episcopal Church (HM10OA)

Location: Sanford, FL 32771 Seminole County
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Country: United States of America
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N 28° 48.275', W 81° 15.822'

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Erected - 1910-1913

— 819 Cypress Avenue —

Saint James African Methodist Episcopal (A.M.E.) Church has been located on Cypress Avenue since 1880 on land purchased from General Henry S. Sanford. The current structure was designed by Prince W. Spears and built in 1910-1913.

The design of the church is a Ravenna and Bacchus style of Constantinople (circa 527 A.D.). It contains an octagonal baptistry within a square structure; slanting theatre floor; circularly positioned pews; an octagonal cupola; and four matching stained-glass windows in a conservative, Tiffany style.

Saint James was significant in the earlier days of the A.M.E. Church in Florida, serving as parent church to several mission churches in the Sanford area, and continues to play a leading role in the Black Churches of Florida.

Presented to the St. James A.M.E. Church membership by the
City of Sanford Historic Preservation Board - 1991
HM NumberHM10OA
Series This marker is part of the Florida: Sanford Historic Preservation Board series
Year Placed1991
Placed ByThe City of Sanford Historic Preservation Board
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, September 20th, 2014 at 3:06am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17R E 474267 N 3186363
Decimal Degrees28.80458333, -81.26370000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 28° 48.275', W 81° 15.822'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds28° 48' 16.50" N, 81° 15' 49.32" W
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Area Code(s)407
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 500-598 E 9th St, Sanford FL 32771, US
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