Sterling in Rice County, Kansas — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
The African Methodist Episcopal Church
Originally built c. 1884 as the United Brethren Church, this clapboard building was purchased for the A.M.E. congregation in 1917. The Sterling College class of 1936 bought the bell that was housed in the elaborate three-tier cupola above the church vestibule. This unique tower was removed when the bell was transferred to Spencer Hall in 1937. The dining and education wing was added in 1962. In 2007, the building was purchased and renovated as the new home for the Sterling Church of Christ.
Erected by Historic Downtown Sterling, Ks.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African Americans • Churches & Religion • Communications. In addition, it is included in the African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1884.
Location. 38° 12.331′ N, 98° 12.426′ W. Marker is in Sterling, Kansas, in Rice County. Marker is at the intersection of Broadway (State Highway 14/96) and Van Buren Street, on the right when traveling south on Broadway. Touch for map. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within one mile of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Santa Fe Depot (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Mincer Building (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Monroe Apartments (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Landis Hollinger Mercantile (approx. ¼ mile away); The Bulletin (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Emporium (approx. 0.3 miles away); Meade Post No 14 G.A.R. Memorial (approx. 0.4 miles away); Cooper Hall (approx. 1.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sterling.
Also see . . .
1. "A Souvenir of Sterling, Kansas" (1925). RootsWeb website entry (Submitted on June 19, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Sterling Church of Christ on Facebook. (Submitted on June 19, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
Credits. This page was last revised on April 5, 2022. It was originally submitted on June 19, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 240 times since then and 34 times this year. Photos: 1. submitted on June 19, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. 2. submitted on April 5, 2022, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. 3. submitted on June 19, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.