Details for Zion Hill First Baptist Church

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5347009403


Marker Number 9403
Atlas Number 5347009403
Marker Title Zion Hill First Baptist Church
Index Entry Zion Hill First Baptist Church
Address 324 N. Lanana St.
City Nacogdoches
County Nacogdoches
UTM Zone 15
UTM Easting 343584
UTM Northing 3497832
Subject Codes African American topics; Baptist denomination; churches
Marker Year 1977
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location Corner of Boisdarc and Lanana streets. Marker reported missing Dec. 2017.
Marker Size Medallion & Plate
Marker Text The Rev. Lawson Reed organized this black Baptist congregation in 1879 and led the first worship services under a brush arbor. This structure, erected in 1914 on land purchased from John Schmidt, was the third church building occupied by the membership. Designed by the noted German-born architect Dietrich Antone Wilhelm Rulfs (1848-1926), it combines Victorian styling with Gothic Revival detailing. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1977

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