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Allentown in Lehigh County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Harriet A. Baker

(1829 - 1913)

 
 
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By Don Morfe, July 5, 2015
1. Harriet A. Baker Marker
Inscription.  This African-American evangelist opened a mission about 1900 at 738 North Penn Street, where she preached until her death. In 1914 her mission became the first home of St. James A.M.E. Zion Church, which was built at this location in 1936.
 
Erected 1990 by Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission.
 
Location. 40° 36.057′ N, 75° 27.846′ W. Marker is in Allentown, Pennsylvania, in Lehigh County. Marker is on Union Street. Touch for map. The marker is in front of the St. James A.M.E. Zion Church. Marker is at or near this postal address: 410 Union Street, Allentown PA 18102, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Trout Hall (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Lehigh County (approx. ¼ mile away); Zollinger-Harned Department Store (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Saving of the Liberty Bell (approx. 0.3 miles away); Zion Church Military Hospital (approx. 0.3 miles away); Zion's Reformed Church
Harriet A. Baker Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, July 5, 2015
2. Harriet A. Baker Marker
(approx. 0.4 miles away); Civil War Memorial (approx. 0.4 miles away); Allentown (approx. 1.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Allentown.
 
Categories. African AmericansChurches & Religion
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 18, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 12, 2015, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 188 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 12, 2015, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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