First Baptist Church / Mt. Olive CME Church

First Baptist Church / Mt. Olive CME Church (HM11IX)

Location: Memphis, TN 38126 Shelby County
Country: United States of America

N 35° 8.201', W 90° 2.608'

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First Baptist Church
The First Baptist Church was designed by architect R. H. Hunt and built in 1906. It is constructed of yellow bricks along a Georgian-architectural style. It housed a congregation of 2,200 members which organized the first Sunday School in the Southern Baptist Convention. In 1907, when this building was dedicated, it was considered one of the finest Baptist church structures in the South.
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Mt. Olive CME Church
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Founded in 1848, Mt. Olive Cathedral Christian Methodist Episcopal Church, an African-American congregation under the leadership of the Rev. W. A. Johnson, purchased this building from First Baptist Church in 1947. In 1950, two years before the congregation moved into its new building, the Rev. Johnson died and his funeral was held at the First Baptist Church. Under the guidance of the Rev. Phillip E. Brooks, Sr., in 1952, the congregation moved to this location.
HM NumberHM11IX
Marker Number4E 130
Placed ByTennessee Historical Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, October 11th, 2014 at 8:49am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)15S E 769379 N 3892203
Decimal Degrees35.13668333, -90.04346667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 35° 8.201', W 90° 2.608'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds35° 8' 12.06" N, 90° 2' 36.48" W
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Area Code(s)901
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 224-260 S Lauderdale St, Memphis TN 38126, US
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