St. Paul A.M.E. Church - Columbus, OH
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N 39° 58.006 W 082° 59.059
17S E 330531 N 4425954
Quick Description: The historic St. Paul A.M.E. Church is located at the intersection of Long Street and Jefferson Avenue in Columbus, Ohio, USA.
Location: Ohio, United States
Date Posted: 1/9/2011 9:13:16 AM
Waymark Code: WMAFEQ
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Dorcadion Team
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Long Description:
An historical marker at the church reads as follows:

Organized in 1823 as Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church, St. Paul A.M.E. Church is the oldest congregation of African descent in Columbus. The church, founded by Moses Freeman and 13 other members from the Town Street Church, was originally located on the east side of Lazelle Street. Several buildings were erected to meet the needs of the growing congregation. The present edifice, located at 639 E. Long Street, was completed in 1906. St. Paul has several outreach ministries, including The Prison Ministry, Alzheimer Ministry, Karen's House, Community Development Corporation, Health Concerns Committee, St. Paul Tutorial and Enrichment Program (STEP), St. Paul Scholarship Program, St. Paul Drama Ministry, Jam'N Jefferson Park Festival, and Church Without Walls.
Date the Church was built, dedicated or cornerstone laid: 1/1/1905

Age of Church building determined by?: Cornerstone or plaque

If denomination of Church is not part of the name, please provide it here: Methodist

If Church holds a weekly worship service and "all are welcome", please give the day of the week: Sunday

Indicate the time that the primary worship service is held. List only one: 11:00 AM

Street address of Church:
639 East Long Street
Columbus, OH USA

Primary website for Church or Historic Church Building: [Web Link]

Secondary Website for Church or Historic Church Building: [Web Link]

If Church is open to the public, please indicate hours: Not listed

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