Union Baptist Church - Hartford, CT
Posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member neoc1
N 41° 46.861 W 072° 40.608
18T E 693066 N 4628071
Quick Description: The Gothic Revival style Union Baptist Church is located at 1921 Main Street in the Clay-Arsenal neighborhood Hartford, CT.
Location: Connecticut, United States
Date Posted: 7/11/2022 5:05:26 AM
Waymark Code: WM16E1F
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Outspoken1
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Long Description:
The Union Baptist Church occupies the building that was built in 1871 for the Memorial Church of Saint Thomas, Episcopal. The church was designed in the Gothic Revival style by architect Henry M. Congdon. It was acquired by the Baptist congregation of civil rights leader Rev. John C. Jackson in 1925 and has served the African-American community of Hartford ever since.

The entrance to the church faces south towards the church parking lot. The doorway reached by a set of steps recessed beneath an ornate, steeply gabled, projecting roof. The main block of the church extends to the east of the entrance. The south side has a section with three Gothic Style lancet windows separated by a stone column by two additional Gothic Style lancet windows and a small Gothic entrance with a white door. A slanted roof over the lancet windows extends from the lower part of the main block's gable roof. Two dormers, each with a set of three windows, extend from the gable roof. A gable end with large circular window above three Gothic Style lancet windows completes the south side.

The east end of the church, facing Main Street, has a three sided section projecting from the middle of a horizontal gable roof. Each side of this section has two Gothic Style windows. The front section also has a small circular window at the top. To the south of the middle section are Gothic windows. To the north is a gable end with two Gothic windows and a small circular window.

The north side of the church has a gable end with a small entrance and a set of three Gothic windows. The remainder of the north side mirrors the south side with the exception of three dormers at the roof rather than two.
Street address:
1921 Main Street
Hartford, CT United States

County / Borough / Parish: Hartford

Year listed: 1979

Historic (Areas of) Significance: Person, Architecture/Engineering

Periods of significance: 1925-1949, 1900-1924, 1850-1874

Historic function: Religion

Current function: Religion

Privately owned?: yes

Primary Web Site: [Web Link]

Secondary Website 1: [Web Link]

Secondary Website 2: [Web Link]

Season start / Season finish: Not listed

Hours of operation: Not listed

National Historic Landmark Link: Not listed

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