Name This Place 7.3.2

Categories: Architectural Research, Contest, Historic Preservation

4 replies

  1. That’s the old first baptist church in Jackson. It’s a 1844 building (only surviving antebellum church in the city).

    It’s now part of the Galloway Methodist Church complex and it’s in the Smith Park Architectural District that was listed on the National Register in 1976.


  2. First Baptist Church only used the building from 1844 to 1894, moving to the corner of Capitol and President. From 1924 to 1926, the congregation constructed a new church at the corner of North President and College, an N. W. Overstreet structure the congregation still uses today.

    Perhaps surprisingly, Galloway’s website does not mention that they own this building, at least not anywhere I could find.

    I do not know the architect. I will guess William Nichols because the church was designed by an architect, and in mid-18oos Jackson, Nichols was one of the few individuals to fit the bill.


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