Butler Chapel A.M.E. Zion Church (Tuskegee, Alabama)

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Butler Chapel African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church
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Butler Chapel A.M.E. Zion Church (Tuskegee, Alabama) is located in Alabama
Butler Chapel A.M.E. Zion Church (Tuskegee, Alabama)
Butler Chapel A.M.E. Zion Church (Tuskegee, Alabama) is located in the United States
Butler Chapel A.M.E. Zion Church (Tuskegee, Alabama)
Location1002 N. Church St., Tuskegee, Alabama
Coordinates32°25′7″N 85°41′58″W / 32.41861°N 85.69944°W / 32.41861; -85.69944Coordinates: 32°25′7″N 85°41′58″W / 32.41861°N 85.69944°W / 32.41861; -85.69944
Arealess than one acre
Built1957
Architectural styleLate Gothic Revival
NRHP reference #95001022[1]
Significant dates
Added to NRHPAugust 28, 1995
Designated ARLHApril 16, 1985[2]

Butler Chapel African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church is a historic church at 1002 N. Church Street in Tuskegee, Alabama. Built in 1957, it was added to the Alabama Register of Landmarks and Heritage in 1985 and the National Register of Historic Places in 1995. It was an important location associated with the civil rights movement of the 1950s and '60s.[1][2][3]

The church was founded by Rev. John M. Butler in late 1865. There were at least two earlier church buildings, built in 1867 and 1887, respectively. A shanty on the grounds of the church was the birthplace of Tuskegee Normal School, now Tuskegee University, on July 4, 1881.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. July 9, 2010. Retrieved March 10, 2014.
  2. ^ a b "The Alabama Register of Landmarks & Heritage". preserveala.org. Alabama Historical Commission. June 21, 2013. Archived from the original (PDF) on December 24, 2013. Retrieved March 10, 2014.
  3. ^ a b Williams, Wildor D.; Barbara Danner; E. L. Donald (May 5, 1995). "Butler Chapel African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church". National Register of Historic Places Registration Form. National Park Service. Archived (PDF) from the original on March 10, 2014. Retrieved March 10, 2014.