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Lilly Baptist Church - Montgomery, AL
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hoteltwo
N 32° 21.995 W 086° 19.774
16S E 563073 N 3581267
Quick Description: Very large missionary church, active in civil rights and the movies, located at corner of Hill and Starr Streets in West Montgomery.
Location: Alabama, United States
Date Posted: 1/3/2014 6:00:20 PM
Waymark Code: WMJVJY
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Thorny1
Views: 2

Long Description:
Marker Text:
Lilly Baptist Church
"The Lilly",
— 820 Hill Street —

Lilly Baptist Church, established November, 1900 as a missionary church of Bethel Missionary Baptist. Originally located on St. Clair Street in a small frame building. Moved May 27, 1973, into new 1500-seat sanctuary at present location. Education Complex added April, 1985. Known as "The Lilly," church was active in Montgomery Bus Boycott (1955-56). Noted for its music, the church has seven choirs which recorded albums in 1974 and 1984. 500 members of congregation participated in nationally acclaimed movie, "Long Walk Home." "The Lilly" has played a significant role in Montgomery since its founding and continues to serve as a spiritual beacon to the community.
Marker Name: Lilly Baptist Church

Marker Type: Urban

Addtional Information::
Erected by the Alabama Historical Association.


Date Dedicated / Placed: 2000

Marker Number: Not Listed

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