Old Louisville in Jefferson County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
First Unitarian Church
Founded in 1830, First Unitarian Church has been active in civil-rights movements as well as community-wide initiatives. Several fires have damaged the church. Including one in 1985 which left only the stone walls. Each time it has been rebuilt by the congregation & continues to support many civil rights issues.
On January 12, 1895, Susan B. Anthony & Carrie Chapman Catt spoke at First Unitarian Church. This was a stop on their southern tour promoting women’s suffrage. Anthony’s speech on gender equity & political action was given in the church’s Sunday school room. Twenty-five years later women were granted the right to vote.
Erected 2005 by Kentucky Historical Society · Kentucky Department of Highways; Presented by First Unitarian Church. (Marker Number 2173.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Churches & Religion • Civil Rights • Women. In addition, it is included in the Kentucky Historical Society, and the Unitarian Universalism (UUism) series lists.
Location. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 398 York Street, Louisville KY 40203, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Dr. J.B. Marvin House (within shouting distance of this marker); Murray Atkins Walls (within shouting distance of this marker); Calvary Episcopal Church (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Derek Smith Gymnasium at Spalding University (about 300 feet away); Columbia Gym (about 400 feet away); Immanuel Baptist Church / First Christian-Lampton Baptist (about 700 feet away); Sit-in Demonstration Site (about 700 feet away); Presentation Academy (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Louisville.
Also see . . . First Unitarian Church of Louisville. (Submitted on June 25, 2017, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
Credits. This page was last revised on February 12, 2023. It was originally submitted on June 25, 2017, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 308 times since then and 82 times this year. Photos: 1. submitted on June 25, 2017, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. 2. submitted on August 5, 2021, by Shane Oliver of Richmond, Virginia. 3, 4, 5. submitted on June 25, 2017, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. 6. submitted on August 5, 2021, by Shane Oliver of Richmond, Virginia.