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Springfield in Greene County, Missouri — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Historic Washington Avenue Baptist Church

 
 
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By Jason Voigt, April 5, 2021
1. Historic Washington Avenue Baptist Church Marker
Inscription.  This church is the second home of Springfield's oldest African-American congregation. It was constructed in 1885 on a site 200 feet due south of here, between Brower Street and Chestnut Expressway. In 2000, Drury University purchased a new home for the congregation and acquired this building in exchange. The historic church was disassembled and reconstructed on this site.

Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, December 2000
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansChurches & ReligionEducation. A significant historical year for this entry is 1885.
 
Location. 37° 12.978′ N, 93° 17.162′ W. Marker is in Springfield, Missouri, in Greene County. Marker is at the intersection of Bob Barker Boulevard and Drury Lane, on the right when traveling west on Bob Barker Boulevard. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 803 Bob Barker Blvd, Springfield MO 65802, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Stone Chapel (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Civil War Entrenchments (approx. 0.2 miles away); Fairbanks Hall (approx. 0.2 miles
Historic Washington Avenue Baptist Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jason Voigt, April 5, 2021
2. Historic Washington Avenue Baptist Church Marker
Marker is close to the entrance of Drury University's Diversity Center
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away); Tau Eta Gamma (local) (approx. ¼ mile away); a different marker also named Fairbanks Hall (approx. ¼ mile away); Indian Mounds (approx. 0.3 miles away); Shrine Mosque (approx. half a mile away); First Store in Greene County (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Springfield.
 
Also see . . .  Drury University: Diversity Center. More history of the church. (Submitted on April 12, 2021, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 12, 2021. It was originally submitted on April 12, 2021, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois. This page has been viewed 14 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 12, 2021, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois.

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May. 12, 2021