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Amarillo in Potter County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Old First Baptist Church

 
 
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By Bill Kirchner, November 18, 2015
1. Old First Baptist Church Marker
Inscription. Organized September 1889 by 16 charter members. In 1890 built this meeting house at 500 Pierce. First belfry consisted of cedar posts. Baptistry was filled by water buckets, while hot rocks warmed it in wintertime. Ladies Aid Society members included Mrs. B.T. Ware, whose horse stopped so automatically at some homes that he was known as "John the Baptist". Building moved and restored, then rededicated during Diamond Jubilee, May 1964.
Recorded Texas Historic Landmark – 1964

 
Erected 1964 by State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 3728.)
 
Location. 35° 12.089′ N, 101° 50.384′ W. Marker is in Amarillo, Texas, in Potter County. Marker is at the intersection of South Tyler Street and SW 12th Avenue, on the left when traveling north on South Tyler Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1200 South Tyler Street, Amarillo TX 79101, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Polk Street Schools (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Bivins Home (about 800 feet away); Santa Fe Building (approx. mile away); The Amarillo Story
Old First Baptist Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, November 18, 2015
2. Old First Baptist Church Marker
(approx. mile away); American Mammoths (approx. mile away); Fisk Medical Arts & Professional Building (approx. 0.3 miles away); Shuford-Killough House (approx. 0.3 miles away); H. B. Sanborn House (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Amarillo.
 
Categories. Churches & Religion
 
Old First Baptist Church image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, November 18, 2015
3. Old First Baptist Church
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 15, 2015, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 170 times since then and 62 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on December 15, 2015, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona.
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