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St. Louis Street Missionary Baptist Church

 
 
St. Louis Street Missionary Baptist Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, July 26, 2015
1. St. Louis Street Missionary Baptist Church Marker
Inscription. The church was organized in 1853 by ten African-Americans who were former members of Stone Street Baptist Church. It is the second oldest Missionary Baptist Church in Alabama. The first three pastors were Caucasian; however, following passage of the Thirteenth Amendment in 1865, the church installed its first black pastor, Rev. C.A. Levins. In 1869, the Board of School Commissioners established a school in the church basement "to educate colored children". At the Seventh Session of the Colored Baptist Convention held here in 1874, a resolution passed establishing Alabama's first black theological school later to become Selma University. The present structure was built in 1872, renovated in 1897, and listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 1976.
 
Erected 2010 by the African-American Heritage Trail of Mobile.
 
Location. 30° 41.478′ N, 88° 3.081′ W. Marker is in Mobile, Alabama, in Mobile County. Marker is at the intersection of North Dearborn Street and St Louis Street, on the right when traveling north on North Dearborn Street. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 108 North Dearborn Street, Mobile AL 36602, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker
St. Louis Street Missionary Baptist Church image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, July 26, 2015
2. St. Louis Street Missionary Baptist Church
. Creole Firehouse #1 (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); John L. LeFlore (about 600 feet away); Dr. Thomas N. Harris (about 600 feet away); Bettie Hunter House (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Convent of Mercy (approx. 0.2 miles away); Dr. H. Roger Williams (approx. 0.2 miles away); U.S. Marine Hospital (approx. 0.2 miles away); Mobile City Hospital (approx. mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Mobile.
 
Also see . . .  Wikipedia article on church. (Submitted on August 1, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
Categories. African AmericansChurches, Etc.EducationNotable Places
 
St. Louis Street Missionary Baptist Church signs image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, July 26, 2015
3. St. Louis Street Missionary Baptist Church signs
City of Mobile marker. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, July 26, 2015
4. City of Mobile marker.
View north on North Dearborn Street. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, July 26, 2015
5. View north on North Dearborn Street.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 205 times since then and 31 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on , by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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