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Mother Bethel A.M.E. Church

 
 
Mother Bethel A.M.E. Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, March 11, 2015
1. Mother Bethel A.M.E. Church Marker
Inscription. Founded on ground purchased by Richard Allen in 1791, this congregation is the mother church of the African Methodist denomination. The present structure, erected in 1889, replaces three earlier churches on this site.
 
Erected 2010 by Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission.
 
Location. 39° 56.59′ N, 75° 9.119′ W. Marker is in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in Philadelphia County. Marker is on South 6th Street just north of Lombard Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Philadelphia PA 19147, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Free African Society (a few steps from this marker); Mother Bethel (a few steps from this marker); Lombard Street Riot (within shouting distance of this marker); Francis Johnson (within shouting distance of this marker); W.E.B. Du Bois (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Blackwell House (about 400 feet away); A.M.E. Book Concern (about 400 feet away); Thomas Sully Residence (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Philadelphia.
 
Categories. African AmericansChurches & Religion
 
Mother Bethel A.M.E. Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, March 11, 2015
2. Mother Bethel A.M.E. Church Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 18, 2015, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 178 times since then and 25 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 18, 2015, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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