Filed Under African American

First Baptist Church, 1904

African American members of the N. Salisbury Street First Baptist Church requested separation in 1868 to form their own church. At diagonal corners of Union Square, the two Baptist churches represent two different phases of the Gothic Revival style. This church, begun in 1904, is an example of the late Gothic Revival.

Date: 1904


First Baptist Church, 2011
First Baptist Church, 2011 Image courtesy of D. Cicone, Capital City Camera Club.
First Baptist Church, date unknown
First Baptist Church, date unknown Image courtesy of the North Carolina State Archives.


101 South Wilmington Street


RHDC, “First Baptist Church, 1904,” Raleigh Historic, accessed June 25, 2024,