Calvary Baptist Church (Providence, Rhode Island)

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Calvary Baptist Church
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Calvary Baptist Church (Providence, Rhode Island) is located in Rhode Island
Calvary Baptist Church (Providence, Rhode Island)
Location Providence, Rhode Island
Coordinates 41°48′13″N 71°24′29″W / 41.80361°N 71.40806°W / 41.80361; -71.40806Coordinates: 41°48′13″N 71°24′29″W / 41.80361°N 71.40806°W / 41.80361; -71.40806
Built 1897
Architect Badgley,Sidney Rose; Hill,Arthur Eaton
Architectural style Late Gothic Revival, Other
Governing body Private
MPS Elmwood MRA
NRHP Reference # 80000089 [1]
Added to NRHP January 7, 1980

The Calvary Baptist Church is an historic church at 747 Broad Street in Providence, Rhode Island.

In 1854, the First Baptist Church of South Providence and Fifth Baptist Church merged to form Friendship Baptist Church. The congregation constructed the current building in two phases. In the first, a small chapel (now facing Stanwood Street) was designed by Sidney Rose Badgley and built in 1897. Rapid growth of the congregation meant this space was inadequate soon after it was completed, and the larger main sanctuary, a Gothic Revival octagonal-roof structure drawn from plans by Badgley and Arthur Easton Hill, was built in 1905-07.[2] After moving to the new location the church was renamed Calvary Baptist Church. The church meeting house was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1980. The congregation is currently affiliated with the American Baptist Churches/USA (ABCUSA).

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  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2007-01-23. 
  2. ^ "MRA nomination for Elmwood Area (PDF pages 60-61)". Rhode Island Preservation. Retrieved 2014-10-09. 

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