First Baptist Church (Detroit, Michigan)


First Baptist Church (Detroit, Michigan)

Infobox_nrhp | name =First Baptist Church of Detroit
nrhp_type =



caption = Church facade from Woodward
location= Detroit, Michigan
lat_degrees = 42
lat_minutes = 22
lat_seconds = 43.74
lat_direction = N
long_degrees = 83
long_minutes = 4
long_seconds = 46.98
long_direction = W
locmapin = Michigan
area =
built =1909
architect= Guy J. Vinton
architecture= Late Gothic Revival
added = August 03, 1982
governing_body = Private
mpsub=Religious Structures of Woodward Ave. TR
refnum=82002898cite web|url=http://www.nr.nps.gov/|title=National Register Information System|date=2007-01-23|work=National Register of Historic Places|publisher=National Park Service]
The former First Baptist Church is an historic Baptist church building built in 1909 at 8601 Woodward Avenue in Detroit, Michigan. It was designed by architect Guy J. Vinton in the Late Gothic Revival style. On August 03, 1982, it was added to the National Register of Historic Places. It is now the Peoples Community Church.cite web|url=http://www.nr.nps.gov/|title=National Register Information System|date=2007-01-23|work=National Register of Historic Places|publisher=National Park Service]

History

The First Baptist Church of Detroit was founded on October 20, 1827. [http://www.ci.detroit.mi.us/historic/districts/first_baptist.pdf First Baptist Church of Detroit] from City of Detroit Planning and Development Department.] The original church was located at Fort and Griswold Streets; the building on Woodward was constructed in 1910 as members moved out of the downtown area. However, after World War II, membership decreased, and in 1957 the congregation sold the building to the Peoples Community Church. The First Baptist congregation moved on to Southfield and constructed a new church in 1965.

References

External links

* [http://www.fbc-detroit.org/ First Baptist Church of Detroit]
* [http://www.pcc8601.org/ People's Community Church]


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