601 New Street
City Directories and History: “The church was built in 1865 and given to freed slaves. A marble plaque on the church states: “Presented as a token of respect by A. D. Deas to the first and present pastor, Reverend A.
Waddell, of the First Baptist Church, a native of Savannah, Georgia, who became a pastor of said church First of January, 1865.”
The frame church has a gable roof and an open return cornice. A one-story porch supported by six hexagonal columns spans the facade. The steeple, which rises from the porch roof, has lancet arch windows set in the first section that has a board and batten surface. The upper section of the steeple has circular vents centered in each side with the framing on the diagonal. The high, many-paned windows along the side and the doorways are all capped with pointed arches.”
Information from: Historic Resources of the Lowcountry, The Lowcountry Council of Government, Cynthia C. Jenkins, Preservation Planner – Published, 1979
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