First Baptist Church of Augusta

Greene and 8th Sts., Augusta, Georgia

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Photo taken by John Christeson in June 2017

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Description 

Greene Street is one of the three major thoroughfares that developed in nineteenth century Augusta. It was the site of the original City Hall, constructed in 1820. Several important churches are located on Greene Street, including the Roman Catholic Church of the Sacred Heart and the Charter Baptist Church, both listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Examples of nineteenth century architecture reflect Greene Street's development as a fashionable residential area. A landscaped median strip unifies the district and imparts a picturesque quality to this unusually wide boulevard. Monuments to citizens of Augusta and the state were erected on the median after 1850, making it a locus of civic pride. -- Historic American Buildings Survey (HABS GA-269)

National Register information 

Status
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on March 23, 1972
Reference number
72000397
Architectural style
Late 19th and 20th Century Revival: Beaux Arts
Area of significance
Architecture
Level of significance
Local
Evaluation criteria
C - Design/Construction
Property type
Building
Historic function
Religious structure
Current functions
Religious structure; Church related residence
Period of significance
1900-1924
Significant years
1902; 1903
Number of properties
Contributing buildings: 1
Non-contributing buildings: 2

Update Log 

  • November 12, 2017: New photos from John Christeson
  • August 3, 2017: New Street View added by Michael Miller

Related landmarks 

Sources 

  • HABS GA-269 - Greene Street Historic District, Greene Street
  • Michael Miller - michael_a_miller [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • John Christeson - panamakid_69 [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • National Register database - Reference number 72000397