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Bethel A.M.E. Church

 
 
Bethel A.M.E. Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, April 27, 2011
1. Bethel A.M.E. Church Marker
Inscription. Founded 1808 and known as the African Church. Chartered in 1818. Located nearby in early years, church was site of area's first school for colored children, 1831, and statewide civil rights convention, 1841. Congregation moved to Wylie Avenue, 1872; to Webster Avenue, 1959.
 
Erected 1995 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Location. 40° 26.233′ N, 80° 0.026′ W. Marker is in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, in Allegheny County. Marker is at the intersection of First Avenue and Smithfield Street, on the right when traveling west on First Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Pittsburgh PA 15219, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. University of Pittsburgh Log Schoolhouse (within shouting distance of this marker); Smithfield Street Bridge (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Founding of the Ironworkers Union (about 600 feet away); Monongahela Wharf Commercial Buildings (about 600 feet away); Union Trust Company-Lawyers Title Building (about 700 feet away); Arrott Building (approx.
Bethel A.M.E. Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, April 27, 2011
2. Bethel A.M.E. Church Marker
0.2 miles away); United Steelworkers of America (approx. 0.2 miles away); Benedum-Trees Building (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Pittsburgh.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 27, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 462 times since then and 35 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 27, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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