First African-American Church Built in Wisconsin

First African-American Church Built in Wisconsin (HMNJ6)

Location: Milwaukee, WI 53203 Milwaukee County
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Country: United States of America
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N 43° 2.477', W 87° 54.95'

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St. Mark African Methodist Episcopal Church, the first African-American church built in Wisconsin, once stood on this site. The property was purchased in 1869, the year the congregation was organized. Construction on the St. Mark A.M.E. church began in November 1886, under the direction of Rev. William R. Alexander, Pastor. Dedicatory services were held on April 3, 1887. The St. Mark congregation spent 43 years at this site, during which time the membership grew and the church, known as the "Friendly Church," became the center of religious, civic and cultural affairs for the African-American community. St. Mark A.M.E. Church
HM NumberHMNJ6
Series This marker is part of the Wisconsin: Wisconsin Historical Society series
Marker Number293
Year Placed1990
Placed ByState Historical Society of Wisconsin and St. Mark A.M.E. Church
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Date Added Thursday, September 18th, 2014 at 11:52am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16T E 425401 N 4765806
Decimal Degrees43.04128333, -87.91583333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 43° 2.477', W 87° 54.95'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds43° 2' 28.62" N, 87° 54' 57.00" W
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Area Code(s)414, 262
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 854-898 N 4th St, Milwaukee WI 53203, US
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