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Youngstown in Mahoning County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

St. Augustine Episcopal Chapel

 
 
St. Augustine Episcopal Chapel Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, December 8, 2014
1. St. Augustine Episcopal Chapel Marker
Inscription. St. Augustine Episcopal Chapel was founded by Lenora Evans Berry, an African American woman, in 1907. A lifelong Baptist, her mission was the development of the Episcopal Church for African Americans in Youngstown. Mrs. Berry's husband, bricklayer Thomas D. Berry, the son of master builder P. Ross Berry, became the church's first senior warden and treasurer. The congregation met in St. John's Parish until they were able to obtain property on Parmalee Avenue. In 1912, Reverend John Ogburn was officially called to vicar. In 1920, work began on plans for a new church. The structure was designed by Charles F. Owsley and construction began after more than six hundred individuals from the community attended the laying of the church's corner stone on September 11, 1921. St. Augustine Chapel is the oldest African American church and congregation in Youngstown still in its original location and structure.
 
Erected 2007 by The P. Ross Berry and George Washington Williams Historical Society and The Ohio Historical Society. (Marker Number 26-50.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection marker series.
 
Location. 41° 6.906′ N, 80° 39.552′ 
St. Augustine Episcopal Chapel Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, December 8, 2014
2. St. Augustine Episcopal Chapel Marker
W. Marker is in Youngstown, Ohio, in Mahoning County. Marker is on Parmalee Avenue 0.1 miles west of Belmont Avenue, on the right when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Youngstown OH 44510, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. St. Elizabeth Hospital (approx. 0.2 miles away); Harry Burt and Good Humor / Ross Radio Company (approx. 0.9 miles away); Little Steel Strike (approx. one mile away); Warner Brothers (approx. one mile away); Crandall Park (approx. 1.2 miles away); Oscar D. Boggess Homestead / Boggess Quarry (approx. 1.4 miles away); Pioneer Pavilion / Mill Creek Furnace (approx. 2.5 miles away); Newport Village Historic District (approx. 4.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Youngstown.
 
Also see . . .  St. Augustine's Episcopal Church. (Submitted on December 8, 2014, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. African AmericansChurches, Etc.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 162 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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