Second Baptist Church (Bloomington, Indiana)

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Second Baptist Church
Second Baptist Church in Bloomington, front and side.jpg
Second Baptist Church, September 2010
Second Baptist Church (Bloomington, Indiana) is located in Indiana
Second Baptist Church (Bloomington, Indiana)
Second Baptist Church (Bloomington, Indiana) is located in the United States
Second Baptist Church (Bloomington, Indiana)
Location321 N. Rogers St., Bloomington, Indiana
Coordinates39°10′9″N 86°32′20″W / 39.16917°N 86.53889°W / 39.16917; -86.53889Coordinates: 39°10′9″N 86°32′20″W / 39.16917°N 86.53889°W / 39.16917; -86.53889
Area0 acres (0 ha)
Built1913 (1913)
ArchitectPlato, Samuel
Architectural styleRomanesque
NRHP reference #95001108[1]
Added to NRHPSeptember 14, 1995

Second Baptist Church is a historic Baptist church located at Bloomington, Monroe County, Indiana. It was designed by noted African-American architect Samuel Plato and built in 1913. It is a one-story, "L"-plan, Romanesque Revival style stone building on a raised basement. It features broad round arched openings, a two-story bell tower, lancet windows, and oculus tracery.[2]:5

It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1983.[1] It is located in the Bloomington West Side Historic District.


  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2010-07-09.
  2. ^ "Indiana State Historic Architectural and Archaeological Research Database (SHAARD)" (Searchable database). Department of Natural Resources, Division of Historic Preservation and Archaeology. Retrieved 2016-05-01. Note: This includes Kathleen S. Branigan (December 1994). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory Nomination Form: Second Baptist Church" (PDF). Retrieved 2016-05-01. and Accompanying photographs.