First Baptist Church (Norfolk, Virginia)

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First Baptist Church
First Baptist Church, Norfolk, VA.JPG
First Baptist Church, September 2013
First Baptist Church (Norfolk, Virginia) is located in Virginia
First Baptist Church (Norfolk, Virginia)
Location 418 E. Bute St., Norfolk, Virginia
Coordinates 36°51′9″N 76°17′4″W / 36.85250°N 76.28444°W / 36.85250; -76.28444Coordinates: 36°51′9″N 76°17′4″W / 36.85250°N 76.28444°W / 36.85250; -76.28444
Area 0.5 acres (0.20 ha)
Built 1906 (1906)
Architect Hunt, Reuben H.
Architectural style Romanesque, Romanesque Revival
Governing body Private
NRHP Reference # 83003297[1]
VLR # 122-0040
Significant dates
Added to NRHP July 21, 1983
Designated VLR April 19, 1983[2]

First Baptist Church is a historic African-American Baptist church located at Norfolk, Virginia. It was designed by noted architect R. H. Hunt and dedicated in 1906. It is a Romanesque Revival style church with a richly ornamented facade of rough-faced, pink granite ashlar and limestone trim. It features a tall, eight-level corner tower with a multiplicity of window types and a shorter flanking tower at the opposite corner.[3]

It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1983.[1]


  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2010-07-09. 
  2. ^ "Virginia Landmarks Register". Virginia Department of Historic Resources. Retrieved 19 March 2013. 
  3. ^ Virginia Historic Landmarks Commission Staff (March 1983). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory/Nomination: First Baptist Church". Virginia Department of Historic Resources.  and Accompanying photo

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