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First Baptist Church, 379 East Beale Street, Memphis, Shelby County, TN



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B&W Photos

HB1084685
General View, From Northwest

HB1084686
North (front) Elevation

HB1084687
West (side) Elevation

HB1084688
South (rear) Elevation

HB1084689
General View Of Church Hall, Looking South Toward Sanctuary

HB1084690
General View Of Church Hall, Looking North Toward Front Door

HB1084691
Detail Of Columns, East Side


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Item Title


Location
379 East Beale Street, Memphis, TN

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1933.

Notes
Survey number HABS TN-181
Significance: This mid-nineteenth century church was the first brick church built in the South by Negroes for Negro worship. One of its earliest and most notable guest speakers was General U.S. Grant.

Collection
Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. GENERAL VIEW, FROM NORTHWEST
2. NORTH (FRONT) ELEVATION
3. WEST (SIDE) ELEVATION
4. SOUTH (REAR) ELEVATION
5. GENERAL VIEW OF CHURCH HALL, LOOKING SOUTH TOWARD SANCTUARY
6. GENERAL VIEW OF CHURCH HALL, LOOKING NORTH TOWARD FRONT DOOR
7. DETAIL OF COLUMNS, EAST SIDE. ALSO NOTE WOOD CEILING VAULTING


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