Chestnut Street Baptist Church

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Chestnut Street Baptist Church
Chestnut Street Baptist Church in Louisville.jpg
Front of the church
Chestnut Street Baptist Church is located in Kentucky
Chestnut Street Baptist Church
Chestnut Street Baptist Church is located in the US
Chestnut Street Baptist Church
Location 912 W. Chestnut St., Louisville, Kentucky
Coordinates 38°14′58″N 85°46′1″W / 38.24944°N 85.76694°W / 38.24944; -85.76694Coordinates: 38°14′58″N 85°46′1″W / 38.24944°N 85.76694°W / 38.24944; -85.76694
Area less than one acre
Built 1884
Architect Henry Wolters
Architectural style Gothic
NRHP reference # 80001598[1]
Added to NRHP December 03, 1980

The Chestnut Street Baptist Church (also Quinn Chapel African Methodist Episcopal Church) is a historic church at 912 W. Chestnut Street in Louisville, Kentucky. It was built in 1884 and added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1980.[1]

It was deemed significant as "a significant example of Gothic Revival ecclesastical architecture in Louisville. It is also an important part of the history of one of the city's earliest and most important black congregations."[2]

It was designed by German-born architect Henry Wolters. It is an "ornate Gothic Revival structure. The red brick church is richly ornamented with terra cotta. The facade of the structure consists of a central gabled section with two towers."[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2009-03-13). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ a b Marty Poynter Hedgepeth (August 8, 1980). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory/Nomination:". National Park Service. Retrieved February 28, 2018.  With four photos.