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First Baptist Church
Washington, Warren County
One of the more unusual church designs I have seen is this 1886 building
on North Lincoln Street. The initial impression might be that the church
has been modified substantially since then, but that is not the case.
An old photo shows that it used to have an open belfry and a different
paint job, as well as what appear to be shingles rather than clapboard
siding, but otherwise the building looks much as it did in 1928 (except
The hipped roof and the front "shed," with
gable and entry vestibule is unique in my experience, except for the carbon copy
Yellow Frame Presbyterian church,
erected about twenty years later.
The congregation was organized in 1883.