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Pritchard Memorial Baptist Church

 
 
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By Mike Wintermantel, May 9, 2021
1. Pritchard Memorial Baptist Church Marker
Inscription.  Charlotte's growth in the late 19th century led to an increasing need for new places of worship. Dr. Thomas Henderson Pritchard (1832-1896), a native Charlottean, president of Wake Forest University and a widely respected pastor of southern churches including Tryon Street Baptist (now First Baptist), established a mission Sunday School in 1895. In 1901, this mission became Pritchard Memorial Baptist Church and Dilworth residents built a church on this site in honor of Dr. Pritchard. The current structure is the third sanctuary on this site.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Churches & Religion. A significant historical year for this entry is 1895.
 
Location. 35° 13.014′ N, 80° 51.073′ W. Marker is in Charlotte, North Carolina, in Mecklenburg County. Marker is on South Boulevard 0.1 miles west of Lexington Avenue, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Charlotte NC 28203, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Lance Building (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Gold Mines (about 600 feet away); North Carolina Military Institute (approx. 0.2 miles away);
Pritchard Memorial Baptist Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, May 9, 2021
2. Pritchard Memorial Baptist Church Marker
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Trading Path (approx. 0.3 miles away); J. P. Caldwell (approx. half a mile away); Nearby History (approx. half a mile away); Friendship Missionary Baptist Church (approx. half a mile away); Ratcliffe's Flowers (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Charlotte.
 
Also see . . .  Pritchard at South End. (Submitted on May 16, 2021, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 16, 2021. It was originally submitted on May 16, 2021, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 32 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 16, 2021, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

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