Photo, Print, Drawing Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church, 200 Sixth Street, Richmond, Wayne County, IN
About this Item
- Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church, 200 Sixth Street, Richmond, Wayne County, IN
- Contributor Names
- Historic American Buildings Survey, creator
- Quinn, William Paul
- Hicksite Friends
- Townsend, James W
- Jandoli, Liz, transmitter
- Historic Landmarks Foundation of Indiana, sponsor
- Karp, Mort, field team supervisor
- Bruegmann, Robert, historian
- Cigliano, Jan E., editor
- Hunderman, Harry, field team
- Barnard, Scott, field team
- Hall, Mark, field team
- Perlmutter, Richard, field team
- Boucher, Jack E., photographer
- Created / Published
- Documentation compiled after 1933
- Subject Headings
- - Methodist Episcopal churches
- - African Americans
- - Indiana -- Wayne County -- Richmond
- - Significance: Bethel African Methodist Episcopal (Bethel A.M.E.) Church was founded in 1836 by William Paul Quinn, nationally prominent Afro Methodist minister. It is the oldest Afro Methodist congregation in Indiana. The structure was erected in 1854 by the German Methodist Church, transferred to the Hicksite Friends in 1857, and became the property of Bethel A.M.E. Church in 1868. Since Richmond was a stonghold in Indiana for free blacks during the nineteenth century, the church served as a social, cultural, educational as well as religious center for the black community. Originally, the building was simply appointed with classical details. In 1892, it was remodeled and enlarged by the Bethel A.M.E. congregation, transforming it to a more ornate structure of Romanesque Revival and neo-classical character. The structure is representative of the black community's affluence in the late nineteenth century and is an important symbol of the black man's status.
- - Survey number: HABS IN-112
- - Building/structure dates: 1854 Initial Construction
- - Building/structure dates: 1892 Subsequent Work
- Photo(s): 7
- Color Transparencies: 1
- Data Page(s): 11
- Photo Caption Page(s): 1
- Call Number/Physical Location
- HABS IND,89-RICH,8-
- Source Collection
- Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)
- Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.print
- Control Number
- Rights Advisory
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- Online Format
- Photo(s): 7 | Color Transparencies: 1 | Data Page(s): 11 | Photo Caption Page(s): 1
FormatPhoto, Print, Drawing
Boucher, Jack E.
Cigliano, Jan E.
Historic American Buildings Survey
Historic Landmarks Foundation of Indiana
Quinn, William Paul
Townsend, James W
Methodist Episcopal Churches
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Chicago citation style:
Historic American Buildings Survey, Creator, William Paul Quinn, Hicksite Friends, James W Townsend, Sponsor Historic Landmarks Foundation Of Indiana, Mort Karp, Robert Bruegmann, et al., Boucher, Jack E, photographer. Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church, 200 Sixth Street, Richmond, Wayne County, IN. Indiana Richmond Wayne County, 1933. editeds by Cigliano, Jan E.Itor Documentation Compiled After. Photograph. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/in0088/. (Accessed October 23, 2017.)
APA citation style:
Historic American Buildings Survey, C., Quinn, W. P., Hicksite Friends, Townsend, J. W., Historic Landmarks Foundation Of Indiana, S., Karp, M. [...] Perlmutter, R., Boucher, J. E., photographer, Cigliano, J. E. I., ed. (1933) Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church, 200 Sixth Street, Richmond, Wayne County, IN. Indiana Richmond Wayne County, 1933. Documentation Compiled After. [Photograph] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/in0088/.
MLA citation style:
Historic American Buildings Survey, Creator, et al., photographer by Boucher, Jack E. Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church, 200 Sixth Street, Richmond, Wayne County, IN. ed by Cigliano, Jan E.Itor Documentation Compiled After. Photograph. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <https://www.loc.gov/item/in0088/>.