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Original Site of First Baptist Church of Austin

 
 
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By Keith Peterson, September 30, 2007
1. Original Site of First Baptist Church of Austin Marker
Inscription. The Rev. R.H. Taliaferro of Kentucky organized the First Baptist Church in July 1847. Worship services were first held in the Capitol and later moved to a frame building at 12th and Lavaca. The congregation met in the 700 block of Congress Avenue until it built its first sanctuary at this site in 1857. The structure was remodeled in the 1880s. A larger brick church was constructed here in 1916. It was razed when the congregation moved to 9th and Trinity in 1970. Many Governors, state officials, and prominent Austin families worshiped at this location.
 
Erected 1985 by the Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 14191.)
 
Location. 30° 16.328′ N, 97° 44.565′ W. Marker is in Austin, Texas, in Travis County. Marker is at the intersection of W 10th St and Colorado St, on the right when traveling west on W 10th St. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Austin TX 78701, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Old Bakery (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Site of Temporary Texas State Capitol of 1880ís (about 400 feet away); First Classes of the University of Texas Law School (about 400 feet away); Swedish Consulate and Swante Palm Library (about 600 feet away); Hirshfeld House (about 600 feet away); The Woman Suffrage Movement in Texas (about 600 feet away); African Americans in the Texas Revolution (about 600 feet away); Governor Edmund Jackson Davis (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Austin.
 
Also see . . .  First Baptist Church of Austin. (Submitted on December 20, 2009, by Keith Peterson of Cedar Park, Texas.)
 
Categories. Churches, Etc.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 20, 2009, by Keith Peterson of Cedar Park, Texas. This page has been viewed 539 times since then and 50 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on December 20, 2009, by Keith Peterson of Cedar Park, Texas. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
 
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