Montgomery in Montgomery County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
First Baptist Church (Brick-A-Day Church)
After fire destroyed the first frame church, Stokes led a
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rebuilding effort from 1910-1915. This Romanesque Revival style building was designed by architect W.T. Bailey of Tuskegee Institute and built largely of bricks donated by members, earning the name "Brick-A-Day Church." In 1916, membership was estimated over 5,000, making it the largest black Baptist congregation in America. This historic church is remembered for its role in the civil rights movement during the pastorate of Rev. Ralph
Erected by Alabama Historical Commission.
Location. 32° 22.918′ N, 86° 17.909′ W. Marker is in Montgomery, Alabama, in Montgomery County. Marker is at the intersection of North Ripley Street and Columbus Street, on the left when traveling north on North Ripley Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Montgomery AL 36104, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Old Oakwood Cemetery (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Brigadier General Birkett Davenport Fry, CSA / Colonel B.D. Fry at Battle of Gettysburg (approx. 0.2 miles away); Civil War Medicine / Montgomery's Confederate Hospitals (approx. 0.2 miles away); Ray W. Scott Jr. Founded Bass Anglers Movement Camellia Designated Alabama State Flower (approx. ¼ mile away); Alabama War Veterans Monument (approx. ¼ mile away); Civil War Laurel Oak Tree (approx. ¼ mile away); Second National Confederate Flag (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Montgomery.
Categories. • African Americans • Churches & Religion • Civil Rights •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 4, 2010, by Lee Hattabaugh of Capshaw, Alabama. This page has been viewed 1,385 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on October 4, 2010, by Lee Hattabaugh of Capshaw, Alabama. 5. submitted on October 5, 2010, by Lee Hattabaugh of Capshaw, Alabama. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.