First Baptist Church (Parkersburg, West Virginia)

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First Baptist Church
Parkersburg First Baptist Church.jpg
Front of the church
First Baptist Church (Parkersburg, West Virginia) is located in West Virginia
First Baptist Church (Parkersburg, West Virginia)
First Baptist Church (Parkersburg, West Virginia) is located in the US
First Baptist Church (Parkersburg, West Virginia)
Location 813 Market St., Parkersburg, West Virginia
Coordinates 39°16′4″N 81°33′24″W / 39.26778°N 81.55667°W / 39.26778; -81.55667Coordinates: 39°16′4″N 81°33′24″W / 39.26778°N 81.55667°W / 39.26778; -81.55667
Area 0.3 acres (0.12 ha)
Built 1871
Architect Lysander Dudley
Architectural style Italianate
Part of Avery Street Historic District (#86000849)
MPS Downtown Parkersburg MRA
NRHP Reference # 82001774[1]
Added to NRHP December 10, 1982

First Baptist Church is a historic Baptist church at 813 Market Street in Parkersburg, Wood County, West Virginia. It was built in 1871, and is a two-story, three by six bay, brick church in the Italianate style. It has a central steeple on the front facade and several rear additions. It is topped by a gable roof trimmed by an arched corbel table and corner turret.[2]

It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1982,[1] and it is a contributing property to the Avery Street Historic District, which was designated and listed on the National Register in 1986.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2009-03-13). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ Eliza Smith and Christina Mann (December 1981). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory Nomination Form: First Baptist Church" (PDF). State of West Virginia, West Virginia Division of Culture and History, Historic Preservation. Retrieved 2011-09-10. 
  3. ^ Michael J. Pauley (July 1985). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory Nomination Form: Avery Street Historic District" (PDF). State of West Virginia, West Virginia Division of Culture and History, Historic Preservation. p. 35. Retrieved 2012-11-04.