“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Columbia in Richland County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)

First Calvary Baptist Church

First Calvary Baptist Church Marker image. Click for full size.
1. First Calvary Baptist Church Marker
Inscription. First Calvary Baptist Church descended from African American congregants who left First Baptist Church following the Civil War. These founding members, like many African Americans at the time, sought greater autonomy by breaking from white-controlled churches. The congregation of First Calvary first organized under a brush arbor and later met in the home of Celia Mann, now the Mann-Simons Cottage. The congregation built a permanent home, a frame structure, on Richland St. c. 1870. They remained at that location until building a new stone sanctuary at Pine and Washington Sts., which was completed in 1950. After more than fifty years of useful service that church was replaced by a modern brick sanctuary, built on the same site as the 1950 building, which was dedicated in 2005.
Erected 2016 by First Calvary Baptist Church. (Marker Number 40-190.)
Location. 34° 0.557′ N, 81° 1.133′ W. Marker is in Columbia, South Carolina, in Richland County. Marker is at the intersection of Pine Street and Washington Street, on the left when traveling south on Pine Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1401 Pine Street, Columbia SC 29204, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance
First Calvary Baptist Church Marker image. Click for full size.
2. First Calvary Baptist Church Marker
of this marker. Matthew J. Perry House (within shouting distance of this marker); Visanska-Starks House (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Waverly (about 600 feet away); Allen University (about 700 feet away); The Lighthouse & Informer / John H. McCray (approx. 0.2 miles away); Carver Theatre (approx. 0.2 miles away); Heidt - Russell House / Edwin R. Russell (approx. ¼ mile away); James M. Hinton House (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Columbia.
Categories. African AmericansChurches & Religion
Credits. This page was last revised on October 9, 2018. This page originally submitted on September 19, 2018. This page has been viewed 32 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 5, 2018. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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