Sidney Park C.M.E. Church

Sidney Park C.M.E. Church (HM116U)

Location: Columbia, SC 29201 Richland County
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Country: United States of America
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N 34° 0.47', W 81° 2.221'

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Sidney Park C.M.E. Church was founded in 1886 and has been at this site since 1889. It grew out of a dispute among members of Bethel A.M.E. Church, who left that congregation and applied to join the Colored Methodist Episcopal (now Christian Methodist Episcopal) Church. The congregation acquired this site in 1886 and built its first sanctuary, a frame building, in 1889. That church burned by 1892.

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This Gothic Revival brick church, built in 1893, was constructed by members who provided materials and labor. In the 1930s many members joined the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), and the church later hosted many meetings during the Civil Rights Movement. Sidney Park was listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 1996.
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HM NumberHM116U
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Marker Number40~159
Year Placed2012
Placed ByThe Historic Columbia Foundation, The City of Columbia, and the S.C. Department of Transportation
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, October 14th, 2014 at 4:40pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 496581 N 3763025
Decimal Degrees34.00783333, -81.03701667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 0.47', W 81° 2.221'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 0' 28.20" N, 81° 2' 13.26" W
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Area Code(s)704, 803
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1137 Blanding St, Columbia SC 29201, US
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