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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 for the aluminum siding, of course).
     The hipped roof and the front "shed," with its own 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.




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