Filed Under African American

St. Paul A.M.E. Church

The church building is an example of high Victorian Gothic Revival architecture with its abundance of ornamental and visual complexity. Founding members withdrew from Edenton Street Methodist Church in 1849 to establish the first separate African American congregation in Raleigh. The current brick building dates to 1910, built on the site of two previous church buildings.

Date: 1910

Images

St. Paul A.M.E. Church, 2010 Image courtesy of D. Strevel, Capital City Camera Club.
St. Paul A.M.E. Church, 2010 Image courtesy of D. Strevel, Capital City Camera Club.
St. Paul A.M.E. Church, 2010 Image courtesy of D. Strevel, Capital City Camera Club.
St. Paul A.M.E. Church, 1980 Image by Michael Zirkle Photography, copyright Raleigh Historic Development Commission.
St. Paul A.M.E. Church, date unknown Image courtesy of the North Carolina State Archives.
St. Paul A.M.E. Church, date unknown Image courtesy of the North Carolina State Archives.
St. Paul A.M.E. Church, date unknown Image courtesy of Betsy Ross, "St. Paul's A.M.E. Church, Raleigh, Wake County," NC Architects/Builders Biographical Dictionary Project Collection, Betsy Ross Design, Raleigh, NC.

Location

402 West Edenton Street

Metadata

RHDC, “St. Paul A.M.E. Church,” Raleigh Historic, accessed December 9, 2022, https://raleighhistoric.org/items/show/102.