701 West South StreetThis African American church was organized in 1919 and met in various locations, including a bush arbor constructed of poles covered with branches. In 1921, land was purchased at this corner for a permanent structure, which was completed in 1924. Skilled craftsmen who were members of the church handmade the rusticated concrete blocks used to construct the exterior walls of the Gothic Style church. The Mount Pleasant Baptist congregation worshipped here until 1980. This is the oldest African American church building in the city.
|Placed By||The Orlando Community Redevelopment Agency|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Sunday, April 23rd, 2017 at 1:01pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||17R E 461936 N 3156905|
|Decimal Degrees||28.53838333, -81.38908333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 28° 32.303', W 81° 23.345'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||28° 32' 18.18" N, 81° 23' 20.7" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Area Code(s)||407, 321|
|Which side of the road?||Marker is on the right when traveling West|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 368-398 S Parramore Ave, Orlando FL 32805, US|
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