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View, First Baptist Church, Wilmington, New Hanover County, North Carolina

First Baptist Church (Wilmington, N.C.)
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Item information

Title:
View, First Baptist Church, Wilmington, New Hanover County, North Carolina
Topics:
Architecture
Subjects:
Church buildings
Original Format:
Black-and-white print (photograph)
Extent:
8 x 10 inches
Item identifier:
SHPO-N-75-5-2090
Created Date:
Genre:
Architectural photographs
Photographs
Location:
Wilmington (N.C.)
Digital Project:
Built Heritage

Source information

Repository:
North Carolina State Historic Preservation Office
Collection:
State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) held by North Carolina State Historic Preservation Office
Note field:
Not all materials from the physical collection may have been scanned. Images may have been enhanced for web access.
Rights:
Reproduction and use of this material requires permission from the North Carolina State Historic Preservation Office. For general information see their website (http://www.hpo.ncdcr.gov/).
Funding:
Digitization of this image was partially supported with federal Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) funds made possible through a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services, and administered by the State Library of North Carolina, a division of the Department of Cultural Resources.

Building: First Baptist Church (Wilmington, New Hanover County, North Carolina)

Architect:
more info on Sloan, Samuel, 1815-1884 
Architect:
more info on Hutton, Addison, 1834-1916 
Built:
Street:
421 Market St.
Community:
Wilmington
State:
North Carolina
Zip:
28401
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.
Location:
Wilmington (N.C.)
Subjects:
Architecture -- English influences
Architecture, Gothic
Baptists
Buildings -- Natural disaster effects
Buildings -- Repair and reconstruction
Church buildings
Historic buildings
Religious buildings
Spires
Steeples (Building components)
Towers (Building divisions)
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865
Latitude, Longitude:
34.235865, -77.944477