High Street Baptist Church

High Street Baptist Church (HM1YZ9)

Location: Danville, VA 24541
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Country: United States of America
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N 36° 35.288', W 79° 23.783'

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In 1865 emancipated African Americans withdrew
from First Baptist Church, where they had
worshiped from the balcony, and founded a
congregation later known as High Street Baptist
Church. Members erected their first sanctuary
here in 1873. Fire destroyed that structure and
Its replacement, constructed in 1878. The
present Romanesque Revival church was built In
1901. High Street Baptist served as a base for
organizers of the local civil rights movement
and hosted the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
in 1963. Pastor Lendell W. Chase was president
of the Danville Christian Progressive Association,
which coordinated nonviolent protests against
segregation and discrimination.
HM NumberHM1YZ9
Year Placed2014
Placed ByDepartment of Historic Resources
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, June 17th, 2017 at 5:02pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 643454 N 4050381
Decimal Degrees36.58813333, -79.39638333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 36° 35.288', W 79° 23.783'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds36° 35' 17.28" N, 79° 23' 46.98" W
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Area Code(s)434
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 614-698 High St, Danville VA 24541, US
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