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Salt Mine Village, Baptist Church, Avery Island, Iberia Parish, LA



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Baptist Church, Avery%25252BIsland, LA

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1933.

Notes
Survey number HABS LA-1220-A
Building/structure dates: 1920 initial construction
Significance: The Baptist Church, Neighborhood D, is a long, one-story, frame building with a small steeple/cupola affixed to the roof by the entrance. Although the church was, largely, a black church, it should be noted that in this case segregation was not absolute. Rather, segregation was based on religious affiliation, which roughly followed ethnic lines. Most of the white miners and their families are French Catholics who go to church off the island. The families of most of the black miners are Protestants, usually Baptists, who use the Salt Mine Village church.

Collection
Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)

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