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Home > Massachusetts > Boston > Abolition Church, 8 Smith Court, Boston, Suffolk County, MA



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Historic American Buildings Survey, Arthur C
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Historic American Buildings Survey Arthur C
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Historic American Buildings Survey, Arthur C
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Item Title


Location
8 Smith Court, Boston, MA

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1933.

Notes
Survey number HABS MA-2-74
Unprocessed field note material exists for this structure (FN-5).
Building/structure dates: 1806 initial construction
Building/structure dates: 1850 subsequent work
Building/structure dates: 1973 subsequent work
Significance: Organized in 1805 as the First African Baptist Church, the Abolition Church was the first black church in Boston and is the oldest extant black church in the United States. Abolitionist William Lloyd Garrison organized the New England Anti-Slavery Society here on January 6, 1832.

Subjects
Religious Services
Fires
African Americans


Related Names
Museum Of Afro-American History, Incorporated
Garrison, William Lloyd
Paul, Rev. Thomas
Chamberlain, Holly K., Historian
Hutchins Photography, Photographer
Lynch, Edmund P., Delineator
Haskell, Arthur C., Photographer


Collection
Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. Historic American Buildings Survey, Arthur C. Haskell, Photographer. April, 1937. (b) Ext- General view from Northeast.
2. Historic American Buildings Survey Arthur C. Haskell, Photographer. 1935 (a) Ext-View from Northeast.
3. Historic American Buildings Survey, Arthur C. Haskell, Photographer. April, 1937. (c) Detail view, North Front.
4. Historic American Buildings Survey, Arthur C. Haskell, Photographer. Feb. 1937. (h) Int- Detail, N.W. Stairway from Main Floor.
5. Historic American Buildings Survey, Arthur C. Haskell, Photographer. Feb. 1937. (d) Int- Auditorium, looking South.
6. Historic American Buildings Survey, Arthur C. Haskell, Photographer. Feb. 1937. (e) Int- Auditorium, looking East.
7. Historic American Buildings Survey, Arthur C. Haskell, Photographer. Feb. 1937. (g) Int- Detail looking north along east wall, under gallery.
8. Historic American Buildings Survey, Arthur C. Haskell, Photographer. Feb. 1935. (f) Int- Detail Gallery, Southeast Corner.
9. Historic American Buildings Survey, Arthur C. Haskell, Photographer. Feb. 1937. (i) Int- General view of auditorium from Gallery, looking south.
10. Historic American Buildings Survey, Arthur C. Haskell, Photographer. Feb. 1937. (j) Int- View along West Gallery, looking toward northwest stairs.


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