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Madison in Madison County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

First Baptist Church 1898 Sanctuary

 
 
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By Julie Szabo, March 8, 2009
1. First Baptist Church 1898 Sanctuary Marker
Inscription.  This structure represents an adaptation of the Queen Anne style of architecture to local ecclesiastical needs and traditional building materials. Both the stimulus for constructing a new sanctuary and the idea for its basic design are attributed to the Reverend Stephen Crockett, an Englishman who served as pastor at the time. Crockett's design is unusual for the time and place; however, its most unusual facet remains hidden until the visitor enters: the interior plan is octagonal. The sanctuary was moved to this location in 1956. It was listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 1978.
 
Erected 1982 by First Baptist Church, Madison, and Department of State. (Marker Number F-296.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Charity & Public WorkChurches & ReligionNotable BuildingsSettlements & Settlers.
 
Location. 30° 28.122′ N, 83° 25.009′ W. Marker is in Madison, Florida, in Madison County. Marker is at the intersection of West
First Baptist Church 1898 Sanctuary Marker image. Click for full size.
By Julie Szabo, March 8, 2009
2. First Baptist Church 1898 Sanctuary Marker
Pinckney Street and South Orange Street, on the right when traveling west on West Pinckney Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Madison FL 32340, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Pioneer Hickstown Baptist Church (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Wardlaw-Smith-Goza Conference Center (about 500 feet away); The Wardlaw-Smith House (about 500 feet away); City of Madison (approx. 0.2 miles away); St. Mary's Episcopal Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); W.T. Davis Building (approx. ¼ mile away); The Four Freedoms Monument (approx. ¼ mile away); Seminole Indian War Blockhouse (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Madison.
 
First Baptist Church 1898 Sanctuary Marker image. Click for full size.
By Julie Szabo, March 8, 2009
3. First Baptist Church 1898 Sanctuary Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on April 6, 2009, by Julie Szabo of Oldsmar, Florida. This page has been viewed 1,136 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on April 6, 2009, by Julie Szabo of Oldsmar, Florida. • Christopher Busta-Peck was the editor who published this page.
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