Alabama Attractions November 07, 2016
10 Historic Church Buildings In Alabama That Have Stood The Test Of Time
Since Alabama is part of the Bible Belt, it’s not surprising that there’s a variety of churches located in most of the towns. From small to big, and simple to detailed, each church is special in its own way. Some of Alabama’s churches have even been around for centuries. Listed below are 10 of the oldest church buildings in Alabama that have stood the test of time.
1. St. Elizabeth Catholic Church - Greenville
Established in 1904, St. Elizabeth Catholic Church is a stunning Spanish Revival-style church that's part of Greenville's East Commerce Street Historic District. During the time this church was built, it was one of the most expensive churches in Alabama. The total cost of the church was $10,000, which was a lot of money back then. Gorgeous stained glass windows were flown in from Germany for the church, which contributed to its high cost. (407 Walnut St)
2. First Baptist Church - Montgomery
The First Baptist Church of Montgomery was founded in 1829. The building's construction began in 1905 and was completed in 1923. This beautiful stone church is part of the Perry Street Historic District. (305 S Perry St)
3. Shoal Creek Church - Edwardsville
Built in 1895, Shoal Creek Church is one of Alabama's last remaining log churches. It's located within the Talladega National Forest, along the Pinhoti Trail. Each Labor Day, the annual Sacred Harp singing event takes place at Shoal Creek Church and attracts visitors from near and far.
4. Robinson Springs United Methodist Church - Millbrook
Robinson Springs United Methodist Church was founded in 1828, and its current sanctuary was built in 1845. Many of the original furnishings are still used today in this Greek Revival-style church. (5980 Main St)
5. St. Andrew's Episcopal Church - Prairieville
St. Andrew's Episcopal Church is a Carpenter Gothic-style church that was built in 1853 by a group of slaves. This quaint church was declared a National Historic Landmark and was added to the National Register of Historic Places on the exact same day, which was November 7, 1973. St. Andrew's Episcopal Church is located 8 miles east of Demopolis, Alabama on U.S. Route 80.
6. Cathedral Church of the Advent - Birmingham
The Cathedral Church of the Advent was one of Birmingham's first churches. This Gothic-style church was originally built in 1873, but was unfortunately destroyed by a fire. The current church was built in 1883, and it became a true cathedral in 1982. (2017 6th Ave N)
7. Cathedral Basilica of the Immaculate Conception - Mobile
The Cathedral Basilica of the Immaculate Conception is one of the most beautiful pieces of architecture in Alabama. The construction of this Greek Revival-style church lasted for 15 years, beginning in 1835 and ending in 1850. (2 South Claiborne St)
8. Lowndesboro Presbyterian Church - Lowndesboro
The Lowndesboro Presbyterian Church was founded in 1816 and built in 1850. This charming church is located within the Lowndesboro Historic District, which covers approximately 1,800 acres.
9. Fort Deposit United Methodist Church - Fort Deposit
Fort Deposit's United Methodist Church was constructed prior to the Civil War. However, it eventually burned down. The current building was constructed in 1899. You're probably wondering why there are two entrances. One was for men and the other was for women. (110 Milner St)
10. St. Paul's Episcopal Church - Greensboro
Founded in 1830, and built in 1840, St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Greensboro is the third oldest Episcopal church in Alabama. This beautiful church is part of the Greensboro Historic District. (905 Church St)
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