Saturday, January 16, 2010

Bethel African Methodist Epsicopal Church

This church was constructed by a Lutheran church in 1850 and sold to Bethel AME in 1866. The building was covered in stucco some time during the 1920s. Church offices were added in 1922 along with stained glass windows.

Bethel AME founded one of the first schools in the area and donated it to the government in 1969 for use as a public school for blacks. Bethel AMEs school remained in use until the 1880s.


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