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Immanuel Baptist Church / First Christian-Lampton Baptist

 
 
Immanuel Baptist Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, November 26, 2020
1. Immanuel Baptist Church Marker
Inscription.  
Immanuel Baptist Church
Formed in 1887 at Shelby Street Brewery by students at Southern Baptist Seminary. Originally named Germantown Mission and Logan Street Baptist Church. In 1905 renamed Immanuel: “God with us.” Congregation worshipped at 1121 S. Clay St. for 112 years. Church purchased the building in 2015. After complete renovation, first services held Sept. 3, 2017.

First Christian-Lampton Baptist
3 historic Protestant congregations have worshipped in this Beaux Arts edifice. First Christian Church (DOC) built in 1911. In 1977, Lampton, one of the city’s oldest African American churches, began services. Building designed by architects McDonald & Dodd. The dome is 8-sided and 71’-6” wide. Building added to National Register of Historic Places in 1979.
 
Erected 2019 by Kentucky Historical Society and Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 2582.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ArchitectureChurches & Religion
First Christian-Lampton Baptist Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, November 26, 2020
2. First Christian-Lampton Baptist Marker
. In addition, it is included in the Kentucky Historical Society series list.
 
Location. 38° 14.542′ N, 85° 45.551′ W. Marker is in Louisville, Kentucky, in Jefferson County. Marker is on South 4th Street north of West Breckinridge Street, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 850 South 4th 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. Presentation Academy (within shouting distance of this marker); Columbia Gym (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Calvary Episcopal Church (about 400 feet away); First Unitarian Church (about 700 feet away); Murray Atkins Walls Civil Rights Pioneer (about 700 feet away); George Denison Prentice (about 800 feet away); Seelbach-Parrish House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Noted School Site (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Louisville.
 
Also see . . .  Asset Detail | First Christian Church (PDF). National Register of Historic Places registration and photographs. (Submitted on December 3, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.) 
 
Immanuel Baptist Church / First Christian-Lampton Baptist Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, November 26, 2020
3. Immanuel Baptist Church / First Christian-Lampton Baptist Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 3, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 1, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 26 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 1, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.   3. submitted on December 3, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.
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