Southern Presbyterian Church - Washington, MO
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.
N 38° 33.500 W 091° 00.625
15S E 673355 N 4269642
Small plaque attached to this old building
Waymark Code: WMYRET
Location: Missouri, United States
Date Posted: 07/17/2018
Published By:Groundspeak Regular Member MountainWoods
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County of building: Franklin County
Location of building: Market St. & E. 2nd St., NW corner, Washington
Built: 1868
Original Owner: Southern Presbyterian Church/Attucks School
Current Estimated value: Unknown

Plaque Text:

A group supporting the Confederacy established this church under the leadership of Dr. Benjamin Burch. In 1883 it became the Crispus Attucks African-American School, later the Vocational Agriculture building for the Washington School District

Northwest corner Second and Market Streets
The Presbyterian Church had split over the slavery issue during the Civil War. Dr. Benjamin Burch, the leader of the southern sympathizing faction, built this church and that faction met here until his death in 1883, when the rift was healed.. Later the segregated Crispus Attucks School and the High School Vocational Agriculture Program were housed here." ~ Washington Historical Society walking tour

"45. 23 East Second Street, the Southern Presbyterian Church/Attucks School (1868), 1868. A brick Gable Front church with a stone foundation. The building has segmental arched windows and a brick denticulated cornice. All windows with the exception of a newer circular window and a fanlight window in the gable end have been filled in. However, the original fenestration pattern is still visible and the general form of the building has not been changed. The original front doors have been replaced by a roll-up garage door, but the opening does not appear to have been enlarged, [c]" ~ NRHP Nomination Form

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