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

Green Street Baptist Church

 
 
Green Street Baptist Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, November 26, 2020
1. Green Street Baptist Church Marker
Inscription.  This church was constituted on Green Street, Sept. 29, 1844, with Brother George Wells as pastor. A noted trustee and treasurer was Ben Duke, who lived to age 110. Present church built 1930 by Samuel Plato under pastorate of H. W. Jones. Scene of August 1967 rally led by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., to promote voter registration.
Presented by Mr. Till Lecian.

 
Erected 1981 by Kentucky Historical Society and Kentucky Department of Transportation. (Marker Number 1693.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansChurches & ReligionCivil Rights. In addition, it is included in the Kentucky Historical Society series list.
 
Location. 38° 14.776′ N, 85° 44.664′ W. Marker is in Louisville, Kentucky, in Jefferson County. Marker is on East Gray Street west of South Hancock Street, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 519 East Gray Street, Louisville KY 40202, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this
Green Street Baptist Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, November 26, 2020
2. Green Street Baptist Church Marker
marker. Smoketown / Historic Area (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); First Lutheran Church (about 800 feet away); Rev. William H. Sheppard (approx. ¼ mile away); Louis D. Brandeis Home / Louis D. Brandeis (approx. ¼ mile away); Father Herman Felhoelter / Sacrifice in Korea (approx. 0.3 miles away); Presbyterian Community Center (approx. 0.3 miles away); St. Boniface Parish (approx. 0.3 miles away); Scottish Rite Temple / Grand Consistory of Kentucky (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Louisville.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 1, 2020. It was originally submitted on November 30, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 32 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on November 30, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.   2. submitted on December 1, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.
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