Mount Zion AME Zion Church (Montgomery, Alabama)

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Mt. Zion AME Zion Church
Mt Zion AME Apr2009 01.jpg
Mt. Zion AME Zion Church in 2009.
Location 467 Holt St., Montgomery, Alabama
Coordinates 32°22′6″N 86°19′14″W / 32.36833°N 86.32056°W / 32.36833; -86.32056Coordinates: 32°22′6″N 86°19′14″W / 32.36833°N 86.32056°W / 32.36833; -86.32056
Built 1899[2]
Architectural style Classical Revival
NRHP Reference #

02001066

[1]
Added to NRHP October 04, 2002

The Mount Zion African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church, also known as the Mount Zion AME Zion Church Memorial Annex, is a historic church in Montgomery, Alabama, United States. Located on 467 Holt Street, it was built in 1899 and extensively remodeled in 1921.

In 1955 the Montgomery Improvement Association, who organized the Montgomery Bus Boycott, was formed in the building. During the Selma to Montgomery marches in 1965, marchers rested at the church on their way to the Capitol.[2] It is included on the Selma to Montgomery National Historic Trail. The congregation moved to a new location in 1990, and on November 4, 2002, the building was added to the U.S. National Register of Historic Places.

The sides of the building are decorated with murals depicting Martin Luther King, Rosa Parks, and the Selma to Montgomery marches.

References[edit]

  1. ^ National Park Service (2008-04-15). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ a b AHC Historical Markers (PDF), Alabama Historical Commission, p. 54, retrieved 2009-04-23