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First Baptist Church

Description

Image of the First Baptist Church in America located in Providence, Rhode Island.

The First Baptist Church in America is the First Baptist Church of Providence, Rhode Island, also known as First Baptist Meetinghouse. The oldest Baptist church congregation in the United States, it was founded by Roger Williams in Providence, Rhode Island in 1638. The present church building was erected in 1774–75 and held its first meetings in May 1775.
Source: First Baptist Church in America-From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

See also:
Preston Collection photographs (GRS5.7c), circa 1920-1930

Rhode Island Historical Preservation Commission: Statewide Preservation Reports, 1975 - 1982

Various postcards of Providence and Pawtucket, R.I., c. 1918-1919

Library of Congress-First Baptist Meetinghouse, 75 North Main Street, Providence, Providence County, RI

Source

C#858

Publisher

Rhode Island State Archives

Date

c. 1920

Rights

Copyright is in the public domain unless otherwise specified. We reserve the right to restrict reproduction of materials due to preservation concerns.

Format

jpeg

Language

eng

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photo

Citation

"First Baptist Church," in Virtual Exhibits, Item #211, http://sos.ri.gov/virtualarchives/items/show/211 (accessed August 27, 2014).