Montgomery in Montgomery County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
First Baptist Church
After fire destroyed the first frame church, Stokes led a rebuilding effort from 1910-1915. This Romanesque Revival style building was designed by architect W.T. Bailey of Tuskegee Institute and built largely of bricks donated by members, earning the name "Brick-A-Day Church." In 1916, membership was estimated over 5,000, making it the largest black Baptist congregation
Erected by Alabama Historical Commission.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African Americans • Churches & Religion • Civil Rights. In addition, it is included in the Historically Black Colleges and Universities series list.
Location. 32° 22.918′ N, 86° 17.909′ W. Marker is in Montgomery, Alabama, in Montgomery County. Marker is at the intersection of North Ripley Street and Columbus Street, on the left when traveling north on North Ripley Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Montgomery AL 36104, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Old Oakwood Cemetery (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Brigadier General Birkett Davenport Fry, CSA / Colonel B.D. Fry at Battle of Gettysburg Civil War Medicine / Montgomery's Confederate Hospitals (approx. 0.2 miles away); Ray W. Scott Jr. Founded Bass Anglers Movement (approx. ¼ mile away); Camellia Designated Alabama State Flower (approx. ¼ mile away); Alabama War Veterans Monument (approx. ¼ mile away); Civil War Laurel Oak Tree (approx. ¼ mile away); Second National Confederate Flag (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Montgomery.
Credits. This page was last revised on November 14, 2019. It was originally submitted on October 4, 2010, by Lee Hattabaugh of Capshaw, Alabama. This page has been viewed 1,523 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on October 4, 2010, by Lee Hattabaugh of Capshaw, Alabama. 5. submitted on October 5, 2010, by Lee Hattabaugh of Capshaw, Alabama. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.