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First Baptist Church - Lynchburg, Virginia
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Sneakin Deacon
N 37° 24.716 W 079° 08.566
17S E 664361 N 4142189
Quick Description: Lynchburg’s First Baptist Church was dedicated in September 1886 and is one of the city’s most noted architectural landmarks.
Location: Virginia, United States
Date Posted: 10/28/2007 2:03:07 PM
Waymark Code: WM2G25
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member snfromky
Views: 63

Long Description:
Construction of the First Baptist Church began in 1884 and when it was dedicated in September 1886, this church was one of Lynchburg’s tallest and most recognized structures. The building was designed by noted New York Architect John Rochester Thomas, and is said to have been one of his favorite buildings. The First Baptist Congregation was found in July 1815 and has worshiped in three other building. In 1919 the First Baptist Congregation was instrumental in securing for Lynchburg the Virginia Baptist Hospital, which still serves as one of the city’s major medical facilities. In 1950, the church congregation once again played a major roll in the purchase and development of Eagle Eyrie, an estate 10-mile west of Lynchburg and serves as the Virginia Baptist Assembly Ground and as a summer Camp. Today Lynchburg’s First Baptist Church is still home of a large and active congregation and is one of the city’s most cherished historic landmarks.
Source/Credit: Virginia Department of Historic Resources
Street address:
1100 Court Street
Lynchburg, Va. United States

County / Borough / Parish: City of Lynchburg

Year listed: 1982

Historic (Areas of) Significance: Architecture, Engineering, Event

Periods of significance: 1875-1899

Historic function: Religious Structure

Current function: Religious Structure

Privately owned?: yes

Primary Web Site: [Web Link]

Secondary Website 1: [Web Link]

Season start / Season finish: Not listed

Hours of operation: Not listed

Secondary Website 2: Not listed

National Historic Landmark Link: Not listed

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