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Dexter Avenue King Memorial Baptist Church

Organized 1877

 
 
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By Tim Carr, August 1, 2009
1. Dexter Avenue King Memorial Baptist Church Marker
Inscription. The second black Baptist Church in Montgomery. First pastor was Rev. C. O. Boothe. Present structure built 1885. Designed by Pelham J. Anderson; built by William Watkins, a member of the congregation. Many prominent black citizens of Montgomery have been members, Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. served as pastor (1954-1960). Montgomery bus boycott organized here December 2, 1955.
 
Erected 1980 by Alabama Historical Association.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Martin Luther King, Jr., and the National Historic Landmarks marker series.
 
Location. 32° 22.644′ N, 86° 18.168′ W. Marker is in Montgomery, Alabama, in Montgomery County. Marker is at the intersection of Dexter Avenue and S Decatur Street, on the left when traveling west on Dexter Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 454 Dexter Ave, Montgomery AL 36104, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Dexter Avenue (within shouting distance of this marker); The Selma to Montgomery Voting Rights March (within shouting distance of this marker); Professor John Metcalfe Starke / Starke University School (within shouting distance of this marker);
Dexter Avenue King Memorial Baptist Church & Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tim Carr, August 1, 2009
2. Dexter Avenue King Memorial Baptist Church & Marker
History of the Alabama State Bar (within shouting distance of this marker); Lucien Dunbibben Gardner (within shouting distance of this marker); Clement Clay "Bo" Torbert, Jr. (within shouting distance of this marker); James Edwin Livingston (within shouting distance of this marker); Howell Thomas Heflin (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Montgomery.
 
Also see . . .  Dexter Avenue King Memorial Baptist Church and The Dexter Parsonage Museum. (Submitted on December 5, 2009, by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama.)
 
Categories. African AmericansChurches, Etc.Civil RightsNotable Persons
 
Dexter Avenue King Memorial Baptist Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, October 1, 2010
3. Dexter Avenue King Memorial Baptist Church Marker
Looking east up Dexter Avenue toward the state capitol.
Dexter Avenue King Memorial Baptist Church image. Click for full size.
By Tim Carr, August 1, 2009
4. Dexter Avenue King Memorial Baptist Church
Dexter Avenue Baptist Church 1885 image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, October 1, 2010
5. Dexter Avenue Baptist Church 1885
Historic Building of Montgomery (#48) plaque.
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By Lee Hattabaugh, October 1, 2010
6. Dexter Avenue Baptist Church
National Historic Landmark designation plaque
Dexter Avenue King Memorial Baptist Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, October 1, 2010
7. Dexter Avenue King Memorial Baptist Church Marker
cornerstones indicating the architect and restoration dates.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 5, 2009, by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama. This page has been viewed 1,742 times since then and 49 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 5, 2009, by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama.   3. submitted on October 4, 2010, by Lee Hattabaugh of Capshaw, Alabama.   4. submitted on December 5, 2009, by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama.   5, 6, 7. submitted on October 4, 2010, by Lee Hattabaugh of Capshaw, Alabama. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
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