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Louisville in Jefferson County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

First Unitarian Church

 
 
First Unitarian Church Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Michael Herrick, May 19, 2017
1. First Unitarian Church Marker
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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 & ReligionCivil RightsWomen. In addition, it is included in the Kentucky Historical Society, the Unitarian Universalism (UUism), and the Women's Suffrage series lists.
 
Location.
First Unitarian Church Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Shane Oliver, July 26, 2021
2. First Unitarian Church Marker
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38° 14.649′ N, 85° 45.516′ W. Marker is in Louisville, Kentucky, in Jefferson County. Marker is at the intersection of York Street and South 4th Street, on the right when traveling east on York Street. 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. 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); a different marker also named Sit-in Demonstration Site (approx. 0.2 miles 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.)
 
First Unitarian Church Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Michael Herrick, May 19, 2017
3. First Unitarian Church Marker
First Unitarian Church image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Michael Herrick, May 19, 2017
4. First Unitarian Church
First Unitarian Church image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Michael Herrick, May 19, 2017
5. First Unitarian Church
National Register of Historic Places plaque for the church image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Shane Oliver, July 26, 2021
6. National Register of Historic Places plaque for the church
Located at the rear entrance of the church.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 8, 2021. It was originally submitted on June 25, 2017, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 203 times since then and 27 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.

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Jun. 29, 2022