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First Baptist Church, West Main Street

 
 
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By J. J. Prats, June 15, 2008
1. First Baptist Church, West Main Street Marker
Inscription. The Charlottesville African Church congregation was organized in 1864. Four years later it bought the Delevan building, built in 1828 by Gen. John H. Cocke, and at one time used as a temperance hotel for University of Virginia students. It became part of the Charlottesville General Hospital and sheltered wounded soldiers during the Civil War. The church members laid the cornerstone for a new building in 1877 on the Delevan site, and the First Baptist Church, West Main Street, was completed in 1883. This building is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
 
Erected 1998 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number Q-16.)
 
Location. 38° 1.871′ N, 78° 29.373′ W. Marker is in Charlottesville, Virginia. Marker is at the intersection of West Main Street (Business U.S. 250) and 7th Street, on the right when traveling east on West Main Street. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 632 W Main St, Charlottesville VA 22903, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Jefferson School (approx. 0.2 miles away); Meriwether Lewis and William Clark (approx. 0.2 miles away); Sacajawea (approx. 0.2 miles
First Baptist Church, West Main Street image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, June 15, 2008
2. First Baptist Church, West Main Street
away); Dedicated to You, A Free Citizen in a Free Land (approx. mile away); Roosevelt “Rosey” Brown, Jr. (approx. 0.3 miles away); Triumph of “The Charlottesville Twelve” (approx. 0.4 miles away); Buck v. Bell (approx. 0.4 miles away); Barry and Bill Battle (approx. half a mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Charlottesville.
 
Categories. African AmericansChurches, Etc.
 
 
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