First Baptist Church

Designed by English architect William Percival, First Baptist Church is a variant of the Gothic Revival style. The church is a symmetrical brick structure stuccoed and scored to give the appearance of stone. The building features an entrance tower with tall pinnacles and a 160-foot-tall spire. It is one of the four ecclesiastical anchors of Union (Capitol) Square.

Date: 1859

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First Baptist Church, 2010

First Baptist Church, 2010

Image courtesy of D. Randolph, Capital City Camera Club. View File Details Page

First Baptist Church, 2010

First Baptist Church, 2010

Detail. Image courtesy of D. Randolph, Capital City Camera Club. View File Details Page

First Baptist Church, 1904

First Baptist Church, 1904

Image courtesy of Historic Architecture Research. Doorway, First Baptist Church, Raleigh, Wake County, North Carolina. Project Records (UA110.041). Special Collections Research Center at NCSU Libraries. July 29, 2014. http://d.lib.ncsu.edu/collections/catalog/bh0337p02. NCSU Libraries’ Digital Collections: Rare and Unique Materials. View File Details Page

First Baptist Church, 1859

First Baptist Church, 1859

Image courtesy of Historic Architecture Research. Front view, First Baptist Church, Raleigh, Wake County, North Carolina. Project Records (UA110.041). Special Collections Research Center at NCSU Libraries. July 29, 2014. http://d.lib.ncsu.edu/collections/catalog/bh0337p04. NCSU Libraries’ Digital Collections: Rare and Unique Materials. View File Details Page

First Baptist Church, 1859

First Baptist Church, 1859

Image courtesy of Historic Architecture Research. Interior view, First Baptist Church, Raleigh, Wake County, North Carolina. Project Records (UA110.041). Special Collections Research Center at NCSU Libraries. July 29, 2014. http://d.lib.ncsu.edu/collections/catalog/bh0337p01. NCSU Libraries’ Digital Collections: Rare and Unique Materials. View File Details Page

First Baptist Church, date unknown

First Baptist Church, date unknown

Image courtesy of North Carolina State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO), Raleigh, North Carolina. View File Details Page

First Baptist Church, 1900-1930s

First Baptist Church, 1900-1930s

Image courtesy of the Albertype Co. Collection of North Carolina Photographs (P0074), North Carolina Collection Photographic Archives, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. View File Details Page

Street Address:

99 North Salisbury Street [map]

Cite this Page:

RHDC, “First Baptist Church,” Raleigh Historic, accessed June 26, 2017, http://raleighhistoric.org/items/show/18.
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