First Baptist Church, Lauderdale

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First Colored Baptist Church
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First Baptist Church, Lauderdale is located in Tennessee
First Baptist Church, Lauderdale
First Baptist Church, Lauderdale is located in the US
First Baptist Church, Lauderdale
Location 682 S. Lauderdale St., Memphis, Tennessee
Coordinates 35°7′43″N 90°2′37″W / 35.12861°N 90.04361°W / 35.12861; -90.04361Coordinates: 35°7′43″N 90°2′37″W / 35.12861°N 90.04361°W / 35.12861; -90.04361
Area 1 acre (0.40 ha)
Built 1939
Built by Scott, Samuel F.; Davis, Edgar H.
Architect Thomas O. Fuller
Architectural style vernacular Colonial Revival
NRHP reference # 00000807[1]
Added to NRHP July 14, 2000

The First Colored Baptist Church in Memphis, Tennessee, also known as First Baptist Church—Lauderdale, was built in 1939 in a vernacular Colonial Revival style, with design attributed to Rev. Thomas O. Fuller.[2]

Front of the church

It is a rectangular brick building with brick laid in common bond. It has a limestone fence separating its parking area from the street, which is a c.1890 fence from the former Second Empire-styled Sanford house on the property.

It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2000.[1] It was deemed significant for its association with Thomas Oscar Fuller (1867-).[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 Carroll Van West and Jen Stoecker (March 9, 2000). "National Register of Historic Places Registration: First Colored Baptist Church / First Baptist Church-Lauderdale" (PDF). National Park Service. Retrieved January 29, 2017.  with 38 photos

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