First Baptist Church 1898 Sanctuary

First Baptist Church 1898 Sanctuary (HMBLM)

Location: Madison, FL 32340 Madison County
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Country: United States of America
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N 30° 28.122', W 83° 25.009'

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This structure represents an adaptation of the Queen Anne style of architecture to local ecclesiastical needs and traditional building materials. Both the stimulus for constructing a new sanctuary and the idea for its basic design are attributed to the Reverend Stephen Crockett, an Englishman who served as pastor at the time. Crockett's design is unusual for the time and place; however, its most unusual facet remains hidden until the visitor enters: the interior plan is octagonal. The sanctuary was moved to this location in 1956. It was listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 1978.
Marker NumberF-296
Year Placed1982
Placed ByFirst Baptist Church, Madison, and Department of State
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, September 1st, 2014 at 6:33am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17R E 267973 N 3373205
Decimal Degrees30.46870000, -83.41681667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 30° 28.122', W 83° 25.009'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds30° 28' 7.32" N, 83° 25' 0.54" W
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Area Code(s)850
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 120 Orange St, Madison FL 32340, US
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