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Hillsdale in Hillsdale County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

College Baptist Church

 
 
College Baptist Church Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Joel Seewald, June 18, 2010
1. College Baptist Church Marker
Inscription.  This church was incorporated as the First Free Will Baptist Church on November 24, 1855. The congregation met at the Hillsdale College Chapel until the present church was constructed in 1867-68. This Romanesque building was designed by a Chicago architect using sketches of European cathedrals prepared by Wayland Dunn. Wayland was the son of Professor Ransom Dunn, the pastor at the time of construction. The only alteration of the exterior has been the loss of the southeast spire, which was toppled by the wind in 1871.
 
Erected 1987 by Bureau of History, Michigan Department of State. (Marker Number L1275.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Churches & Religion. In addition, it is included in the Michigan Historical Commission series list. A significant historical date for this entry is November 24, 1855.
 
Location. 41° 55.765′ N, 84° 38.034′ W. Marker is in Hillsdale, Michigan, in Hillsdale County. From Michigan Highway 99, take Fayette Street East east 0.5 mile. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 200 North Manning Street, Hillsdale MI 49242, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
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other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Lorado Taft Statue of 1895 (about 800 feet away, measured in a direct line); Kresge Plaza (about 800 feet away); Frederick Douglass (approx. 0.2 miles away); Liberty Tree Descendent (approx. 0.2 miles away); Hillsdale College Mission Statement (approx. 0.2 miles away); Victory Bell (approx. 0.2 miles away); Hillsdale College (approx. 0.2 miles away); Dorothy D. and Joseph A. Moller Amphitheater (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hillsdale.
 
More about this marker. Marker is attached to the outer wall, just to the right of the main entrance.
 
Also see . . .  The History of College Baptist Church in Hillsdale. History of the church on the church's website. (Submitted on June 14, 2022, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan.) 
 
College Baptist Church and Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Doda, May 11, 2022
2. College Baptist Church and Marker
College Baptist Church from the southeast image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Joel Seewald, June 18, 2010
3. College Baptist Church from the southeast
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 14, 2022. It was originally submitted on June 25, 2010, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan. This page has been viewed 829 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on June 25, 2010, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan.   2. submitted on May 13, 2022, by Craig Doda of Napoleon, Ohio.   3. submitted on June 25, 2010, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.

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