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Name:  Washington Tabernacle Baptist Church
Address:  3200 Washington Boulevard
Year:  1879
Property Type Codes:  Church
Designation: City Landmark
History:
The Washington Tabernacle Baptist Church has served for several generations as the church home of many of the area┬┤s African American leaders. It was the site of a major civil rights rally in May 1963. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. attracted more than 3,000 participants to a demonstration held just before the March on Washington.

Tabernacle Baptist, which was organized in 1902, moved to this site in 1926. The Gothic Revival stone church, recognized as a City landmark since 1984, was completed in 1879.




Reference
African-American Heritage of St. Louis: a Guide

 

 

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