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First African-American Church Built in Wisconsin

 
 
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By Paul F, May 18, 2010
1. First African-American Church Built in Wisconsin Marker
South side of two sided marker
Inscription. St. Mark African Methodist Episcopal Church, the first African-American church built in Wisconsin, once stood on this site. The property was purchased in 1869, the year the congregation was organized. Construction on the St. Mark A.M.E. church began in November 1886, under the direction of Rev. William R. Alexander, Pastor. Dedicatory services were held on April 3, 1887. The St. Mark congregation spent 43 years at this site, during which time the membership grew and the church, known as the “Friendly Church,” became the center of religious, civic and cultural affairs for the African-American community. St. Mark A.M.E. Church
 
Erected 1990 by State Historical Society of Wisconsin and St. Mark A.M.E. Church. (Marker Number 293.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Wisconsin Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 43° 2.477′ N, 87° 54.95′ W. Marker is in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, in Milwaukee County. Marker is at the intersection of West Kilbourn Avenue and North 4th Street, on the right when traveling north on West Kilbourn Avenue. Click for map. Marker is located on the southeast corner of the intersection of West Kilbourn Avenue and North 4th Street, adjacent
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By Paul F, May 18, 2010
2. First African-American Church Built in Wisconsin Marker
North side of two sided marker.
to the parking lot of the Downtown Milwaukee Hyatt Hotel. Marker is in this post office area: Milwaukee WI 53203, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Historic Site in Journalism (within shouting distance of this marker); Connie Carpenter (Phinney) (within shouting distance of this marker); Andy North (within shouting distance of this marker); Lee Kemp (within shouting distance of this marker); Judith Sweet (within shouting distance of this marker); John Powless (within shouting distance of this marker); Earl L. "Curly" Lambeau (within shouting distance of this marker); Edward P. "Ned" Allis (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Milwaukee.
 
Also see . . .  History of St. Mark AME Church. (Submitted on September 9, 2010, by Paul Fehrenbach of Germantown, Wisconsin.)
 
Categories. African AmericansChurches, Etc.
 
First African-American Church Built in Wisconsin Marker image. Click for full size.
By Paul F, May 18, 2010
3. First African-American Church Built in Wisconsin Marker
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Paul Fehrenbach of Germantown, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 859 times since then and 125 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Paul Fehrenbach of Germantown, Wisconsin. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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