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First Baptist Church
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ChapterhouseInc
N 32° 04.563 W 081° 05.622
17S E 491156 N 3548869
Quick Description: Located in Oglethorpe Square near the church.
Location: Georgia, United States
Date Posted: 12/24/2007 3:16:23 PM
Waymark Code: WM2V8T
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Lat34North
Views: 26

Long Description:
First Baptist Church, Savannah's oldest standing house of worship, was designed by Elias Carter and completed in 1833. The congregation dates to 1800. In 1922 the front of the building was extended, a cupola removed, and the edifice covered with limestone. Under the leadership of Sylvanus Landrum, First Baptist Church was one of the few southern churches to remain open throughout the civil war. Notable pastors include W.L. Pickard, later president of Mercer University, Norman Cox, executive secretary of the Historical Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention, and Arthur Jackson, executive secretary of the Georgia Baptist Foundation.
Type of Marker: Building

Marker #: 25-11

Date: 2002.14

Sponsor: Erected by the Georgia Historical Society and The First Baptist Church

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