Shiloh Church (Newport, Rhode Island)

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Shiloh Church
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Shiloh Church (Newport, Rhode Island) is located in Rhode Island
Shiloh Church (Newport, Rhode Island)
Shiloh Church (Newport, Rhode Island) is located in the US
Shiloh Church (Newport, Rhode Island)
Location Newport, Rhode Island
Coordinates 41°29′19″N 71°18′44″W / 41.48861°N 71.31222°W / 41.48861; -71.31222Coordinates: 41°29′19″N 71°18′44″W / 41.48861°N 71.31222°W / 41.48861; -71.31222
Built 1799
Architect Unknown
Architectural style Georgian
Part of Newport Historic District (#68000001)
NRHP Reference # 71000026 [1]
Significant dates
Added to NRHP August 12, 1971
Designated NHLDCP November 24, 1968

Shiloh Church (also known as Shiloh Baptist Church) is an historic African American Baptist church and school building at 25 School Street in Newport, Rhode Island.

The building "...was erected in 1798, under the will of the late Nathaniel Kay, for educational purposes. Many of the leading citizens of Newport attended school in this house."[2] The Shiloh Church was an African American Baptist congregation founded on May 10, 1864 by Edmund Kelly in a house at 73 Levin Street owned by Esther Brinley. William James Barnett was installed as the first pastor, followed shortly by Theodore Valentine. In 1868 the members of Shiloh Church availed themselves of the opportunity to purchase their present house of worship, on the corner of School and Mary streets, from the Trinity Church corporation, at a cost of $2,000."[2] The church building was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1971.

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  1. ^ National Park Service (2008-04-15). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ a b Pastor Henry N. Jeter's Twenty-five Years Experiencewith the Shiloh Baptist Church and Her History. Corner School and Mary Streets, Newport, R. I.:Electronic Edition. (University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, Documenting the American South) (accessed Sept. 9, 2010)


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