“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Norfolk, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)

Bank Street Baptist Church

Bank Street Baptist Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By Laura Troy, November 4, 2007
1. Bank Street Baptist Church Marker
Inscription. The Bank Street Baptist Church was built on this site in 1802 as a Presbyterian church. In 1840 it was purchased by a group of free blacks to serve them as a Baptist church. Because it had one of the first church bells in Norfolk, the building was known as the Bell Church. The church continued to serve the black community until its demolition in 1967 when the congregation moved to its new location on Chesapeake Boulevard.
Erected 1988 by Department of Conservation and Historic Resources. (Marker Number KN-3.)
Location. 36° 51.086′ N, 76° 17.143′ W. Marker is in Norfolk, Virginia. Marker is at the intersection of East Charlotte Street and St Pauls Boulevard, on the right when traveling east on East Charlotte Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Norfolk VA 23510, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. First Baptist Church (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Freemason Street Baptist Church (about 500 feet away); Whitehead House, 1791 (about 600 feet away); Moses Myers, House 1792 (about 700 feet away); Willoughby-Baylor House, 1794
Bank Street Baptist Church image. Click for full size.
By Laura Troy
2. Bank Street Baptist Church
Picture from Norfolk Public Library website
(about 700 feet away); St. Johnís African Methodist Episcopal Church (about 700 feet away); Epworth United Methodist Church, 1894 (approx. 0.2 miles away); St. Paulís Church, 1739 (approx. ľ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Norfolk.
Categories. African AmericansChurches & Religion
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 5, 2007, by Laura Troy of Burke, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,055 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 5, 2007, by Laura Troy of Burke, Virginia. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.
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