Union Baptist Church (Hartford, Connecticut)

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Union Baptist Church
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Union Baptist Church (Hartford, Connecticut) is located in Connecticut
Union Baptist Church (Hartford, Connecticut)
Union Baptist Church (Hartford, Connecticut) is located in the US
Union Baptist Church (Hartford, Connecticut)
Location 1913 and 1921 Main St., Hartford, Connecticut
Coordinates 41°46′52″N 72°40′37″W / 41.78111°N 72.67694°W / 41.78111; -72.67694Coordinates: 41°46′52″N 72°40′37″W / 41.78111°N 72.67694°W / 41.78111; -72.67694
Area 1 acre (0.40 ha)
Built 1871
Architect Congdon,Henry M.
Architectural style Gothic, Early English Gothic Revival
NRHP Reference # 79002634[1]
Added to NRHP August 15, 1979

The Union Baptist Church is a historic church at 1913 and 1921 Main Street in Hartford, Connecticut. It is an Early English Gothic stone structure, designed by Henry Martyn Congdon and built in 1871, with a number of later additions. Originally built by an Episcopal congregation, it has for many years been home to an African-American Baptist congregation, which under the leadership of Rev. John C. Jackson (1866-1953), played a significant role in advancing the cause of civil rights in the state.[2]

The church, and its adjacent parsonage, were listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1979.[1]

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  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2009-03-13). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ "NRHP nomination for Union Baptist Church" (PDF). National Park Service. Retrieved 2014-12-10.