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

Calvary Baptist Church

 
 
Calvary Baptist Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, November 27, 2020
1. Calvary Baptist Church Marker
Inscription.  Black members of Walnut Street Baptist Church formed own congregation by 1829, and began worshipping on Market St. They acquired lot on Fifth & York, 1833; held services there until 1957. The church played an especially prominent role under the ministry of educational and civil rights leader C. H. Parrish, 1885-1931. Present site purchased, 1958.
Presented by The Versatilia Club of Calvary.

 
Erected by Kentucky Historical Society and Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 1845.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansChurches & Religion. In addition, it is included in the Kentucky Historical Society series list.
 
Location. 38° 14.057′ N, 85° 48.048′ W. Marker is in Louisville, Kentucky, in Jefferson County. Marker is at the intersection of South 28th Street and Woodland Avenue, on the right when traveling south on South 28th Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1368 South 28th Street, Louisville KY 40211, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers
Calvary Baptist Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, November 27, 2020
2. Calvary Baptist Church Marker
View from across South 28th Street.
are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Muhammad Ali's Home Site / "Education Brings Self-Respect" — Muhammad Ali (approx. 0.6 miles away); Virginia Avenue Colored School (approx. 0.8 miles away); "Little Africa" (approx. 0.9 miles away); Carl Braden Memorial Center / Home to Campaigns for Racial Justice (approx. 1.1 miles away); Home of Anne & Carl Braden / Civil Rights Landmark (approx. 1˝ miles away); I. Willis Cole, 1887-1950 / Home of I. Willis Cole (approx. 1˝ miles away); Youngland (approx. 1.6 miles away); Fort Southworth (approx. 1.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Louisville.
 
Also see . . .  Calvary's Extended History (PDF). (Submitted on December 4, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 4, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 4, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 25 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 4, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.
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