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Baton Rouge in East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana — The American South (West South Central)
 

College Grove Baptist Church

c. 1870

 
 
College Grove Baptist Church Marker image. Click for full size.
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1. College Grove Baptist Church Marker
Inscription.
The church was built in the Gothic Revival Style and exemplifies the style's basic elements: a central aisle, a three-sided apse, and modified lancet windows and doors. The windows are of painted, rather than stained, glass, which was a custom more economically feasible for poor congregations.

This church provided a haven for many congregations and was originally located at College Point, La. The last congregation to use the church was the College Grove Baptist Association under the Reverend John H. Johnson. Originally formed in 1893, this congregation used the building until the 1960's. Area residents, many of them ex-slaves on the Welham Plantation, attended services here. The building was moved to the museum in 1973.
 
Erected by LSU Rural Life Museum. (Marker Number 13.)
 
Location. 30° 24.655′ N, 91° 6.858′ W. Marker is in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, in East Baton Rouge Parish. Marker can be reached from Essen Lane (State Road 3064) south of Interstate 10, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 4560 Essen Lane, Baton Rouge LA 70808, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Uncle Jack (a few steps from this marker); Cemetery

College Grove Baptist Church Marker image. Click for full size.
December 29, 2017
2. College Grove Baptist Church Marker
(within shouting distance of this marker); Cane Grinder (within shouting distance of this marker); Split-Cypress Barn (within shouting distance of this marker); 18th Century Style Sugar House (within shouting distance of this marker); Tyrone Slave Cabin (within shouting distance of this marker); Single-Pen Slave Cabin (within shouting distance of this marker); Oak Ridge, Louisiana Jail (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Baton Rouge.
 
More about this marker. Located on the grounds of the LSU Rural Life Museum
 
Also see . . .  LSU Rural Life Museum. (Submitted on January 1, 2018, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana.)
 
Categories. ArchitectureChurches & Religion
 
College Grove Baptist Church interior image. Click for full size.
December 29, 2017
3. College Grove Baptist Church interior
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 1, 2018. This page originally submitted on January 1, 2018, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana. This page has been viewed 70 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on January 1, 2018.
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