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St. Paul African Methodist Episcopal Church

 
 
St. Paul African Methodist Episcopal Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., December 31, 2008
1. St. Paul African Methodist Episcopal Church Marker
Inscription. Organized in 1823 as Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church, St. Paul A.M.E. Church is the oldest congregation of African descent in Columbus. The church, founded by Moses Freeman and 13 other members from the Town Street Church, was originally located on the east side of Lazelle Street. Several buildings were erected to meet the needs of the growing congregation. The present edifice, located at 639 E. Long Street, was completed in 1906. St. Paul has several outreach ministries, including The Prison Ministry, Alzheimer Ministry, Karenís House, Community Development Corporation, Health Concerns Committee, St. Paul Tutorial and Enrichment Program (STEP), St. Paul Scholarship Program, St. Paul Drama Ministry, JamíN Jefferson Park Festival, and Church Without Walls.
 
Erected 2003 by St. Paul A.M.E. Church and The Ohio Historical Society. (Marker Number 68-25.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection marker series.
 
Location. 39° 58.004′ N, 82° 59.067′ W. Marker is in Columbus, Ohio, in Franklin County. Marker is at the intersection of Long Street and Jefferson Avenue, on the right when traveling east on Long Street. Click for map
St. Paul African Methodist Episcopal Church and Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., December 31, 2008
2. St. Paul African Methodist Episcopal Church and Marker
King Lincoln District Arch marker on wall along sidewalk.
. Marker is at or near this postal address: 639 E. Long Street, Columbus OH 43215, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. King Lincoln District Arch (here, next to this marker); James Thurber (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Donn Vickers Gazebo in Thurber Park (about 500 feet away); Elijah Pierce (about 800 feet away); The Lincoln Theatre (approx. 0.2 miles away); George Bellows / Roy Lichtenstein (approx. ľ mile away); Wesley Chapel Methodist Church (approx. 0.3 miles away); Home Site of Henry Howe — Historian (approx. 0.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Columbus.
 
Categories. 20th CenturyAfrican AmericansChurches, Etc.Notable BuildingsSettlements & Settlers
 
St. Paul African Methodist Episcopal Church image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., December 31, 2008
3. St. Paul African Methodist Episcopal Church
 
 
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