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Bethel A.M.E. Church

 
 
Bethel AME Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By Krystal Appiah, circa April 2010
1. Bethel AME Church Marker
Inscription.
Former site of the Bethel A.M.E. Church 1866-1961
Beginning as a free mission in 1795, members met in the African Meeting House before purchasing this lot in 1820. The services were held in the homes of the members for over 40 years. In 1866, the church was built on Meeting Street and served for 96 years as a place of continuous worship.
 
Erected by Rhode Island Black Heritage Society.
 
Location. 41° 49.743′ N, 71° 24.123′ W. Marker is in Providence, Rhode Island, in Providence County. Marker can be reached from Meeting Street just west of Thayer Street, on the left. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 185 Meeting Street, Providence RI 02906, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Pembroke College Tribute (within shouting distance of this marker); The Brown Bear (approx. 0.2 miles away); Hope College (approx. 0.2 miles away); Brown University Slave Trade Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); University Hall (approx. 0.2 miles away); Congdon Street Baptist Church (approx. mile away); Sissieretta Jones (approx. 0.3 miles away); Horace Mann (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Providence.
 
More about this marker.
Bethel A.M.E. Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bryan Simmons, June 2012
2. Bethel A.M.E. Church Marker
The marker is mounted on a base and placed at the corner of the landscaping that is visible in the center of this view.
This marker is a stop along the Rhode Island Afro-American Heritage Trail.
 
Also see . . .  Daria Solomon: The Rhode Island Afro-American Heritage Trail. This particular marker aroused the curiosity of Daria Solomon, who then learns about the Rhode Island Afro-American Heritage Trail, then takes and writes about and illustrates about various stops along the trail. (Submitted on May 3, 2010.) 
 
Categories. African AmericansChurches, Etc.
 
Bethel A.M.E. Church image. Click for full size.
By Bryan Simmons, June 2012
3. Bethel A.M.E. Church
The Church today on Rochambeau Avenue.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 2, 2010, by Krystal Appiah of Providence, Rhode Island. This page has been viewed 1,011 times since then and 33 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on May 2, 2010, by Krystal Appiah of Providence, Rhode Island.   2, 3. submitted on June 11, 2012, by Bryan Simmons of Attleboro, Massachusetts. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
 
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