First Baptist Church (1904) - Raleigh Historical Buildings - Take the Downtown Walking Tour

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Raleigh Recreation: Looking for something fun to do this weekend?

Try a walking tour of the Downtown Raleigh Historical District!

First Baptist Church 1907 - Downtown Raleigh Walking Tour - Raleigh Historic Buildings

 

 

Raleigh, NC offers a lot more than a great career environment, culture, parks, and recreation.

As the State Capital, Raleigh is the center of a lot of North Carolina history. 

The First Baptist Church in downtown Raleigh is just one of over 60 points of interest on the official Downtown Raleigh Walking Tour.

 

 

 

First Baptist Church (1907) Downtown Raleigh Walking Tour - Raleigh Historical Buildings

 

 

The First Baptist Church can be a bit confusing.  There are actually two churches, one block apart, called First Baptist Church.

Both were originally the same congregation, originally founded in 1812.

Originally a biracial congregation, in 1868 African American members of the church left to form their own congregation.  In 1904, this beautiful brick church was built.  

 

 

 

 

 

 First Baptist Church (1904) - Downtown Raleigh Walking Tour - Raleigh Historical Buildings

 

 

This First Baptist Church is located at 101 S. Wilmington Street - the original First Baptist Church is located at 99 North Salisbury Street, and was built in 1859.  Both are local historic landmarks.

As part of the walking tour, you'll notice four churches, one at each of the four corners facing the State Capital Square.

Christ Church was built in 1848, and is a National Historic Landmark.  The fourth is First Presbyterian Church, built in 1900. 

 

 

 

 First Baptist Church (1904) - Downtown Raleigh Walking Tour - Raleigh Historical Buildings

 

 

 

First Baptist Church is still an active church today - if you stroll through downtown Raleigh on a Sunday morning, you'll see well-dressed church members making their way to and from this stately building. 

 101 S. Wilmington St. Raleigh, NC 

Phone: (919) 832-1649

 

  

 

 

 

 

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A Thousand Words: Photographs by Vietnam Veterans - Special Exhibit at the North Carolina Museum of History in Downtown Raleigh

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Comments (7)

Jeffrey Richman
Immediate Home Solutions - Waxhaw, NC
Creative Real Estate Specialist

Raleigh is a beautiful city and a walking tour is a great way to see it

Aug 06, 2008 12:52 AM
Kathy Torline
ERA Herman Group Real Estate - Colorado Springs, CO
Colorado Springs Real Estate Blog 719-287-1049

Penny:  Nice post -- I've been thinking about doing something similar in our area.

Aug 06, 2008 01:10 AM
TeamCHI - Complete Home Inspections, Inc.
Complete Home Inspections, Inc. - Brentwood, TN
Home Inspectons - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.029

Penny, Neat post. I really appreciate the older styles of architecture.

Aug 06, 2008 10:03 PM
Stanton Homes
Stanton Homes - New Home Builder - Raleigh, NC
Design/Build Custom Home Builder in North Carolina

Jeffrey - Definitely should be on the Top 10 list of things to do in Raleigh!

Kathy - You'll enjoy touring the highlights of your city, go for it!

Michael - There are so many different styles here, particularly in the downtown area.  Really enjoyable for the architecture buffs, as well as those of us who just like pretty buildings!

Aug 07, 2008 12:07 AM
Jim Crawford
Maximum One Executive REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Jim Crawford Atlanta Best Listing Agents & REALTOR

I love your down town photos!  You are making your city cry out to me!  I love the pictures!

Aug 07, 2008 05:24 AM
Stanton Homes
Stanton Homes - New Home Builder - Raleigh, NC
Design/Build Custom Home Builder in North Carolina

Jim - You're definitely going to have to take the tour at some point - and I'd love to make it to Atlanta, there's so much history there too...

Aug 19, 2008 12:54 AM
Jim Crawford
Maximum One Executive REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Jim Crawford Atlanta Best Listing Agents & REALTOR

Your  beautiful looking photos pay homage to the history of your fine city.  I love your historic posts!

Aug 19, 2008 01:01 AM