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First Congregational Church United Church of Christ -- Atlanta GA
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz
N 33° 45.439 W 084° 23.044
16S E 742292 N 3738323
Quick Description: The official state historic marker at the First Congregational Church United Church of Christ
Location: Georgia, United States
Date Posted: 9/23/2017 9:24:14 AM
Waymark Code: WMWNQ7
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member jhuoni
Views: 3

Long Description:
The First Congregational Church, United Church of Christ, is located at 105 Courtland St NE in Atlanta.

The marker reads as follows:

"American Missionary Association (A.M.A.) teachers and clergy came to the post-Civil War South to help educate freed slaves. In 1866, missionaries established the Storrs School, located on Houston Street near Piedmont Avenue, to provide social, educational, and religious services for freedmen. Meeting in the Storrs School chapel, freedmen and white missionaries founded First Congregational Church in 1867. This integrated congregation continued to meet in the chapel until 1877 when the A.M.A. donated land on this site. In 1894, Dr. Henry Hugh Proctor became the first African-American pastor of the congregation. This building was constructed in 1908.

Erected by the Georgia Historical Society and the
First Congregational Church United Church of Christ

2002.13 60.4"
Type of Marker: Building

Marker #: 60.4

Date: 2002

Sponsor: Georgia Historical Society and the First Congregational Church United Church of Christ

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