1917, 1886 - First Independent Baptist Church of Corsicana - Corsicana, TX
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member QuarrellaDeVil
N 32° 05.821 W 096° 27.531
14S E 739806 N 3554015
Quick Description: Begun in 1917 and completed in 1918, the current sanctuary of the First Independent Baptist Church of Corsicana is located at 701 E 5th St, Corsicana, TX.
Location: Texas, United States
Date Posted: 3/26/2016 4:23:36 PM
Waymark Code: WMQT79
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member saopaulo1
Views: 1

Long Description:
The cornerstone from the 1886 church complements the 1917 cornerstone -- note the typos on each -- and a 1980 Texas Historical Marker in front of the church provides some history:

A group of former slaves, led by Simon Perry, organized the Second African Baptist Church in 1868. Following an 1886 storm that destroyed the sanctuary on Fourth Avenue, the members purchased this property and constructed a new building. In 1918 they completed the present structure. The church name was changed in 1929 to reflect the congregation's independence from other religious groups. Three area Baptist congregations, Wilgo, Harmony, and Sixth Avenue, were started by members of the fellowship.
Year of construction: 1917

Full inscription:
First Indendient Baptist Church Behold I lay in Zion a Chief Corner Stone Rebuiled Aug. 26, 1917 By A.L. Moore Pastor J.V. Nellum Clerk -- The 2d Baptist Church July 1886. Z.T. Pardee, paster.

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