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Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historic Site, Ebenezer Baptist Church, 407 Auburn Avenue Northeast, Atlanta, Fulton County, GA



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Location
407 Auburn Avenue Northeast, Atlanta, GA

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1933.

Notes
Survey number HABS GA-2169-F
Unprocessed field note material exists for this structure (FN-81).
Building/structure dates: 1922 initial construction
Building/structure dates: 1956 subsequent work
National Register Number: 74000677
Significance: The Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historic Site is located in one of the oldest neighborhoods in Atlanta - the Upper Auburn Avenue area. Originally called Wheat Street in honor of one of Atlanta's pre-Civil War merchants. The name was changed in 1893 to the more stylish Auburn Avenue. As early as the 1880's Auburn Avenue became the center of Atlanta's black business and professional community. The interrelationship of residential, commercial, and religious architecture together with the strong black cultural history is representative of the life and work of Dr. King to the extent that the area was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1977 and a unit of the National Park Service in 1980. Ebenezer Baptist Church is the spiritual home of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and was the location of many Civil Rights meetings. The church was founded in 1886 by Rev. John Parker who was pastor until his death in 1894...

Collection
Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. INTERIOR, VIEW FROM BALCONY, LOOKING TOWARD PULPIT AND ORGAN
2. INTERIOR, VIEW FROM BEHIND PULPIT, LOOKING TOWARD BALCONY


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