VIEW OF EAST AND NORTH SIDES. VIEW TO SOUTHWEST - Old First Baptist Church, Fourth and Washington Streets, Nicodemus, Graham County, KS HABS KANS,33-NICO,1-K-4.tif

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Title VIEW OF EAST AND NORTH SIDES. VIEW TO SOUTHWEST - Old First Baptist Church, Fourth and Washington Streets, Nicodemus, Graham County, KS
Description Alexander, Andrew; Harness and Ellis, Kansas; Hamilton, Kenneth M, field team; Parr, Ruth K, field team; Prucha, Marion L, field team; McNamara, Richard W, field team; Everett, J Keith, project manager; Tiller, deTeel Patterson, project manager; Fraser, Clayton B, photographer; Belleau, William J, photographer; Fly, La Barbara Wigfall, historian; Fly, Everett L, delineator
Depicted place Kansas; Graham County; Nicodemus
Date Documentation compiled after 1933
Dimensions 4 x 5 in.
Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA
Accession number HABS KANS,33-NICO,1-K-4
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  • See HABS No. KS-49 for list of structures that are contributing to the historic district and fieldnotes.
  • Significance: The first church congregation organized in 1878 on the town site; the first congregation to build a church edifice of sod blocks. One of the few sites within the village proper which illustrates the evolution of building types from dugout, sod structure, limestone structure with gable roofs and eventually stuccoed, to new brick sanctuary built in 1975. (All sanctuaries built by ex-slaves and/or local residents.) The largest and most enduring congregation existing on the town site since 1878. Congregation still utilizing the 1907 church building as a fellowship hall. Excluding the 1939 Township Hall, the 1907 church structure is the largest single building on town site.
  • Unprocessed Field note material exists for this structure: FN-6
  • Survey number: HABS KS-49-K
  • Building/structure dates: 1907 Subsequent Work
  • Building/structure dates: after. 1920- before. 1929 Subsequent Work
  • Building/structure dates: ca. 1949 Subsequent Work
  • Building/structure dates: ca. 1960 Subsequent Work
  • Building/structure dates: 1880 Initial Construction

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Camera location39° 23′ 39.98″ N, 99° 37′ 00.01″ W Kartographer map based on OpenStreetMap.View this and other nearby images on: OpenStreetMap - Google Earthinfo