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Home > Kansas > Nicodemus > African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church, Adams & Third Streets, Nicodemus, Graham County, KS



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B&W Photos
View Of East Front
HB479262
View Of East Front
View Of North And West Sides
HB479263
View Of North And West Sides
View Of South And West Sides
HB479264
View Of South And West Sides
View Of South Side And East Front
HB479265
View Of South Side And East Front
View Of East Front And South Side
HB479266
View Of East Front And South Side
Historic View (photocopy Of Photograph)
HB479267
Historic View (photocopy Of Photograph)


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Photo Caption Pages


Item Title


Location
Adams & Third Streets, Nicodemus, KS

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1933.

Notes
Survey number HABS KS-49-I
Unprocessed field note material exists for this structure (FN-6).
Building/structure dates: 1885 initial construction
Building/structure dates: 1923 subsequent work
Building/structure dates: 1940 subsequent work
Building/structure dates: 1950 subsequent work
Building/structure dates: 1931 subsequent work
See HABS No. KS-49 for list of structures that are contributing to the historic district & fieldnotes.

Significance: Probably, the first relatively significant stone church edifice on Nicodemus town site. Native stone structure was built by congregation in 1885, and was considered one of the finest structures, valued at $1000 in 1895. It is an outstanding example of vernacular religious building with evidence of some detailing, ie. arched openings and vestibule. Church epitomizes the evolution of building on the town site: additions over time are distinguishable and limestone is treated with stucco to temporarily deter facade and structural deterioration. Sanctuary was utilized by two different pioneer congregations: Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church congregation and later, the African Methodist Episcopal Church congregation. Presently used as farm equipment storage by local resident.

Subjects
Building Deterioration
Religious Services
Storage Facilities


Related Names
Pomeroy, J. P.
Fraser, Clayton B., Photographer
Belleau, William J., Photographer
Fly, La Barbara Wigfall, Historian


Collection
Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. VIEW OF EAST FRONT. VIEW TO WEST
2. VIEW OF NORTH AND WEST SIDES. VIEW TO SOUTHEAST
3. VIEW OF SOUTH AND WEST SIDES. VIEW TO NORTHEAST
4. VIEW OF SOUTH SIDE AND EAST FRONT. VIEW TO NORTHWEST
5. VIEW OF EAST FRONT AND SOUTH SIDE. VIEW TO NORTHWEST
6. HISTORIC VIEW (Photocopy of Photograph)


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