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Mount Pleasant Baptist Church

701 West South Street

 
 
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By Tim Fillmon, April 11, 2017
1. Mount Pleasant Baptist Church Marker
Inscription.  This African American church was organized in 1919 and met in various locations, including a bush arbor constructed of poles covered with branches. In 1921, land was purchased at this corner for a permanent structure, which was completed in 1924. Skilled craftsmen who were members of the church handmade the rusticated concrete blocks used to construct the exterior walls of the Gothic Style church. The Mount Pleasant Baptist congregation worshipped here until 1980. This is the oldest African American church building in the city.
 
Erected by The Orlando Community Redevelopment Agency.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansChurches & Religion. A significant historical year for this entry is 1924.
 
Location. 28° 32.303′ N, 81° 23.345′ W. Marker is in Orlando, Florida, in Orange County. Marker is at the intersection of West South Street and South Parramore Avenue, on the right when traveling west on West South Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 701 West South Street, Orlando FL 32805, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Carver Court Public Housing Complex (approx.
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By Tim Fillmon, April 11, 2017
2. Mount Pleasant Baptist Church & Marker
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half a mile away); a different marker also named Carver Court Public Housing Complex (approx. half a mile away); Bumby Hardware (approx. half a mile away); The Black Bottom House of Prayer (approx. 0.6 miles away); Orlando’s Round Building (approx. 0.7 miles away); Lynching of July Perry / Racial Violence in America (approx. ¾ mile away); Orange County Courthouse (approx. ¾ mile away); Orange County 9-11 Memorial (approx. ¾ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Orlando.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 23, 2017. It was originally submitted on April 22, 2017, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida. This page has been viewed 172 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 22, 2017, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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