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Original Site of Third Baptist Church

The First African American Baptist Church West of the Rocky Mountains

 
 
Original Site of Third Baptist Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, January 29, 2012
1. Original Site of Third Baptist Church Marker
Inscription. In August 1852, Abraham Brown, Thomas Bundy, Thomas Davenport, Willie Denton, Harry Fields, George Lewis, Fielding Spotts, and Eliza and William Davis organized the church in the Davis home. The congregation purchased the old First Baptist Church and moved it to this location in 1854. The present church is now located at 1399 McAllister Street.

California Registered Historical Landmark No. 1010

Plaque placed by the State Department of Parks and Recreation in cooperation with Third Baptist Church, April 9, 1995.

Cora Mary Jackson, Church Historian Dr. Amos C. Brown, Pastor
 
Erected 1995 by California State Department of Parks and Recreation, Third Baptist Church of San Francisco. (Marker Number 1010.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the California Historical Landmarks marker series.
 
Location. 37° 48.145′ N, 122° 24.473′ W. Marker is in San Francisco, California, in San Francisco City and County. Marker is at the intersection of Grant Avenue and Greenwich Street, on the right when traveling north on Grant Avenue. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: San Francisco CA 94133, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance
Original Site of Third Baptist Church Marker - wide view image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, January 29, 2012
2. Original Site of Third Baptist Church Marker - wide view
The marker is mounted to the Greenwich side of the building on the corner, just visible here above the white van. Note, also, the green directional sign pointing to the marker site. (Coit Tower is in the background on the left.)
of this marker. Telegraph Hill (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Coit Memorial Tower (about 600 feet away); Coit Tower (about 600 feet away); Juana Briones y Tapia de Miranda (about 600 feet away); Telegraph Hill Historic District (approx. 0.2 miles away); St. Francis of Assisi Church (approx. mile away); The Saloon (approx. mile away); The Stinking Rose (approx. 0.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in San Francisco.
 
Also see . . .  TBC Yesterday. The Third Baptist Church of San Francisco's history. (Submitted on February 15, 2012.) 
 
Categories. African AmericansChurches, Etc.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 492 times since then and 19 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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