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Sterling in Rice County, Kansas — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

The African Methodist Episcopal Church

 
 
The African Methodist Episcopal Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., June 11, 2016
1. The African Methodist Episcopal Church Marker
Inscription.

Originally built c. 1884 as the United Brethren Church, this clapboard building was purchased for the A.M.E. congregation in 1917. The Sterling College class of 1936 bought the bell that was housed in the elaborate three-tier cupola above the church vestibule. This unique tower was removed when the bell was transferred to Spencer Hall in 1937. The dining and education wing was added in 1962. In 2007, the building was purchased and renovated as the new home for the Sterling Church of Christ.
 
Erected by Historic Downtown Sterling, Ks.
 
Location. 38° 12.331′ N, 98° 12.426′ W. Marker is in Sterling, Kansas, in Rice County. Marker is at the intersection of Broadway (State Highway 14/96) and Van Buren Street, on the right when traveling south on Broadway. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 337 South Broadway, Sterling KS 67579, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within one mile of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Santa Fe Depot (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Mincer Building (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Monroe Apartments (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Landis Hollinger Mercantile

The African Methodist Episcopal Church and Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., June 11, 2016
2. The African Methodist Episcopal Church and Marker
(approx. 0.2 miles away); The Bulletin (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Emporium (approx. 0.3 miles away); Mead[e] Post No 14 G.A.R. Memorial (approx. 0.4 miles away); Cooper Hall (approx. 1.1 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Sterling.
 
Also see . . .
1. Historical Development of Sterling, Kansas. (Submitted on June 19, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. "A Souvenir of Sterling, Kansas" (1925). (Submitted on June 19, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. Sterling Church of Christ on Facebook. (Submitted on June 19, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. African AmericansChurches, Etc.Man-Made Features
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 70 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page was last revised on June 19, 2016.
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