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128-0037 First Baptist Church *Delisted

First Baptist Church
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VLR Listing Date 08/21/1990

NRHP Listing Date 12/06/1990

NRHP Reference Number 90001840

Delisted from VLR on 03/19/1997

Delisted from NRHP on 03/19/2001

Designed by the prolific Roanoke architect H. H. Huggins, First Baptist housed what was at the time the largest and most prominent African American congregation west of Richmond. Completed in 1900, the building was gutted by fire in 1995, and the ruins were subsequently demolished.

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VLR: Virginia Landmarks Register
NPS: National Park Service
NRHP: National Register of Historic Places
NHL: National Historic Landmark

Updated: February 15, 2019