Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church (Vicksburg, Mississippi)

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Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church
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Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church (Vicksburg, Mississippi) is located in Mississippi
Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church (Vicksburg, Mississippi)
Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church (Vicksburg, Mississippi) is located in the US
Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church (Vicksburg, Mississippi)
Location 805 Monroe St., Vicksburg, Mississippi
Coordinates 32°21′16″N 90°52′43″W / 32.354565°N 90.878701°W / 32.354565; -90.878701Coordinates: 32°21′16″N 90°52′43″W / 32.354565°N 90.878701°W / 32.354565; -90.878701
Built 1912
Architectural style Romanesque
MPS Vicksburg MPS
NRHP reference # 92000858[1]
Added to NRHP July 30, 1992

Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church is a historic African Methodist Episcopal (A.M.E.) church located at 805 Monroe Street in Vicksburg, Mississippi. The church's congregation was established in 1864, making it the first A.M.E. church in the state. Its first church was a preexisting church building built in 1828; this was demolished to make way for the present building, which was completed in 1912. The church has a Romanesque Revival design with an auditorium plan, a common style for church buildings built in Mississippi at the time. The building features a four-story tower on the north side topped by a crenellated pyramid roof, stained glass rose windows on three sides, and a cross gabled roof with a corbelled parapet.[2]

The church was added to the National Register of Historic Places on July 30, 1992.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ Bell, Nancy H. (July 30, 1990). "National Register of Historic Places Registration Form: Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church". National Park Service. Retrieved January 16, 2017.  Accompanied by photos.