- View, First Baptist Church, Wilmington, New Hanover County, North Carolina
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Black-and-white print (photograph)
- 8 x 10 inches
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- North Carolina State Historic Preservation Office
- State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) held by North Carolina State Historic Preservation Office
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- Sloan, Samuel, 1815-1884 more info on Sloan, Samuel, 1815-1884
- Hutton, Addison, 1834-1916 more info on Hutton, Addison, 1834-1916
- 421 Market St.
- North Carolina
- Historical note:
- The congregation purchased the lot for the new church in 1858 and sent the minister and a deacon to Richmond, Baltimore, Washington, D.C., and other cities to see churches and consult architects. On April 18, 1859, the building committee recommended Sloan as architect to design a church in "Early English Gothic" with two towers, one high and one low. The minister of the First Baptist Church recorded the stages of the church's construction, such as: April 16, 1861, "Fort Sumter bombarded all night! .. . the windows on towers of our church raised to-day. So glad." July 30, 1861, "The doors and windows are being closed and the lumber piled" (quoted in Wrenn, Wilmington, 211-212). In 1996, the tall spire of First Baptist Church was toppled by Hurricane Fran, but it was rebuilt in 1998.
Architecture -- English influences
Buildings -- Natural disaster effects
Buildings -- Repair and reconstruction
Steeples (Building components)
Towers (Building divisions)
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865
- Latitude, Longitude:
- 34.235865, -77.944477