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Wilkes-Barre in Luzerne County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

The Roberts Tower

 
 
The Roberts Tower Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., July 19, 2020
1. The Roberts Tower Marker
Inscription.  

The Tower of this Church
shall be known as The Roberts Tower
in Honor of Daniel C. Roberts
whose Christian Generosity made
possible the building of this Edifice.

Enter into his gates with thanksgiving.


 
Erected by the First Baptist Church Congregation.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ArchitectureArts, Letters, MusicChurches & Religion.
 
Location. 41° 14.827′ N, 75° 53.129′ W. Marker is in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, in Luzerne County. Marker is on River Street just north of Northampton Street, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 48 South River Street, Wilkes Barre PA 18702, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. American Institute of Mining Engineers (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Fort Wyoming (about 700 feet away); Crabapple (about 700 feet away); F.M. Kirby & Co. Store (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Birthplace of HBO
The Roberts Tower Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., July 19, 2020
2. The Roberts Tower Marker
Above the church's SW entrance
(approx. 0.2 miles away); America's First Jazz Festival (approx. 0.2 miles away); Birthplace of the AIME (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Fine Arts Fiesta (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Wilkes-Barre.
 
Regarding The Roberts Tower. The First Baptist Church building no longer serves as a worship facility.
 
Also see . . .  Westmoreland Club buys church to restore as event space (The Citizens' Voice, 2019). (Submitted on July 20, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
The Roberts Tower of First Baptist Church image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., July 19, 2020
3. The Roberts Tower of First Baptist Church
The Roberts Tower of First Baptist Church image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., July 19, 2020
4. The Roberts Tower of First Baptist Church
Looking south
First Baptist Church Marquee and Date Stone image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., July 19, 2020
5. First Baptist Church Marquee and Date Stone
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 20, 2020. It was originally submitted on July 20, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 31 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on July 20, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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