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Muncie in Delaware County, Indiana — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Shaffer Chapel African Methodist Episcopal Church

 
 
Shaffer Chapel African Methodist Episcopal Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By Courtesy:: Marilyn Wolf, May 30, 2010
1. Shaffer Chapel African Methodist Episcopal Church Marker
(Click on any of these photos to see the details.)
Inscription. Structure, circa 1893, is Muncie's oldest standing public school building. Purchased by church congregation, circa 1928. Rallying point in August 1930 when bodies of two African-American men, lynched in Marion, were brought to Muncie for embalmment by church's pastor J.E. Johnson, a mortician.
 
Erected 1996 by Indiana Historical Bureau, & The Delaware County Historical Alliance. (Marker Number 18.1996.1.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Indiana State Historical Bureau Markers marker series.
 
Location. 40° 12.213′ N, 85° 22.226′ W. Marker is in Muncie, Indiana, in Delaware County. Marker is at the intersection of East Highland Avenue and North Wolfe Street, on the right when traveling east on East Highland Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1501 East Highland Avenue, Muncie IN 47302, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 7 other markers are within 15 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Hemingray Glass Company (approx. 1.6 miles away); Ball Brothers Glass Manufacturing Company (approx. 1.8 miles away); World War I War Memorial (approx. 4 miles away); First Indiana Gas Well
Obverse Side - - Shaffer Chapel African Methodist Episcopal Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By Courtesy:: Marilyn Wolf, May 30, 2010
2. Obverse Side - - Shaffer Chapel African Methodist Episcopal Church Marker
(approx. 9.6 miles away); Slickville Tile Works (approx. 12.1 miles away); Covered Bridge (approx. 14.1 miles away); Cumberland Covered Bridge (approx. 14.1 miles away).
 
Categories. African AmericansChurches, Etc.Civil RightsNotable BuildingsNotable Places
 
Looking North - - Shaffer Chapel African Methodist Episcopal Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By Courtesy:: Marilyn Wolf, May 30, 2010
3. Looking North - - Shaffer Chapel African Methodist Episcopal Church Marker
Looking South - - Shaffer Chapel African Methodist Episcopal Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By Courtesy:: Marilyn Wolf, May 30, 2010
4. Looking South - - Shaffer Chapel African Methodist Episcopal Church Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 31, 2010, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. This page has been viewed 1,194 times since then and 51 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on May 31, 2010, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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