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Montgomery in Montgomery County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)

Lilly Baptist Church

“The Lilly”


820 Hill Street

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By Mark Hilton, January 3, 2014
1. Lilly Baptist Church Marker
Inscription.  Lilly Baptist Church, established November, 1900 as a missionary church of Bethel Missionary Baptist. Originally located on St. Clair Street in a small frame building. Moved May 27, 1973, into new 1500-seat sanctuary at present location. Education Complex added April, 1985. Known as "The Lilly," church was active in Montgomery Bus Boycott (1955-56). Noted for its music, the church has seven choirs which recorded albums in 1974 and 1984. 500 members of congregation participated in nationally acclaimed movie, "Long Walk Home." "The Lilly" has played a significant role in Montgomery since its founding and continues to serve as a spiritual beacon to the community.
Erected 2000 by Alabama Historical Association.
Location. 32° 21.995′ N, 86° 19.774′ W. Marker is in Montgomery, Alabama, in Montgomery County. Marker is at the intersection of Hill Street and Starr Street, on the right when traveling south on Hill Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 820 Hill Street, Montgomery AL 36108, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker
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By Mark Hilton, January 3, 2014
2. Lilly Baptist Church
. From Bus Boycott to Voting Rights: Community Activism 1955-65 (approx. 0.3 miles away); Bethel Missionary Baptist Church (approx. 0.3 miles away); Loveless School/Henry Allen Loveless (approx. 0.3 miles away); Day Street Baptist Church (approx. 0.4 miles away); Black Churches Provide Significant Support for the March and Voting (approx. half a mile away); Highway Construction Destroys Historic Black Neighborhoods (approx. half a mile away); Percy Lavon Julian (approx. half a mile away); Holt Street Baptist Church (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Montgomery.
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 3, 2014, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 504 times since then and 32 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 3, 2014, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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