Druid Hills Baptist Church
Druid Hills Baptist Church (built 1928) is a landmark church located at 1085 Ponce de Leon Avenue NE in the Druid Hills neighborhood and historic district in the city of Atlanta. It was designed by architect Edward Bennett Dougherty (b. 1876) of the firm Dougherty & Gardner. The Beaux-Arts style building is remarkable for its massive columns and the orb-shaped designs woodwork surrounding the baptistery.
The congregation was founded in August 1914, first meeting at the corner of Highland and Greenwood Avenues in the Highland Park subdivision of what is now Virginia-Highland, using the facilities of the defunct Highland Park Baptist Church there. In 1918 the congregation acquired the land for the present-day sanctuary at Highland and Ponce, and the new building was inaugurated in 1928.
- Fernando Coello McConnell, 1914-1929
- Louie De Votie Newton, from 1929 for four decades, a holder of many offices in the Baptist hierarchy and famous for bringing the Congress of the Baptist World Alliance to Ponce de Leon Park and George Washington Truett, President of the Southern Baptist Convention, to Atlanta to speak
- AIA Guide to the Architecture of Atlanta, p. 357
- Atlanta's Druid Hills: A Brief History, p. 57
- Atlanta and Environs: A Chronicle of Its People and Events, 1880s-1930s, Franklin M. Garrett, p. 647
- Virginia-Highland, Karri Hobson-Pape, Lola Carlisle, p.64
- Atlanta's Ponce De Leon Avenue: A History, Sharon Foster Jones, p.560
- Atlanta and Environs: A Chronicle of Its People and Events, 1880s-1930s, Franklin M. Garrett, p.930