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Downtown in Norfolk, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Bank Street Baptist Church

 
 
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By Brandon D Cross, January 19, 2019
1. Bank Street Baptist Church Marker
Inscription.  The Bank Street Baptist Church was built on this site in 1802 as a Presbyterian church. In 1840 it was purchased by a group of free blacks to serve them as a Baptist church. Because it had one of the first church bells in Norfolk, the building was known as the Bell Church. The church continued to serve the black community until its demolition in 1967 when the congregation moved to its new location on Chesapeake Boulevard.
 
Erected 1988 by Department of Conservation and Historic Resources. (Marker Number KN-3.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansChurches & Religion.
 
Location. 36° 51.086′ N, 76° 17.143′ W. Marker is in Downtown in Norfolk, Virginia. Marker is at the intersection of East Charlotte Street and St Pauls Boulevard, on the right when traveling east on East Charlotte Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Norfolk VA 23510, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. First Baptist Church (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Freemason Street Baptist Church
Bank Street Baptist Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By Laura Troy, November 4, 2007
2. Bank Street Baptist Church Marker
(about 500 feet away); St. Joseph’s Catholic Church & School (about 600 feet away); The Cannonball Trail (about 600 feet away); Whitehead House, 1791 (about 600 feet away); Francis Drake, Free Black Barber (about 600 feet away); Moses Myers House, 1792 (about 700 feet away); Willoughby-Baylor House, 1794 (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Downtown.
 
Bank Street Baptist Church image. Click for full size.
By Laura Troy
3. Bank Street Baptist Church
Picture from Norfolk Public Library website
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 17, 2020. It was originally submitted on November 5, 2007, by Laura Troy of Burke, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,205 times since then and 55 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on February 5, 2019, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida.   2, 3. submitted on November 5, 2007, by Laura Troy of Burke, Virginia. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.
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