First Baptist Church (NRIS 100001050)
727 Scotland St.,
Williamsburg (Independent City),
Virginia. County/parish: Williamsburg.
Added to the National Register of Historic Places
June 05, 2017.
Also known as:
- First Baptist Church (Williamsburg, Virginia)
- The First Baptist Church is a historic church at 727 Scotland Road in Williamsburg, Virginia. It is a brick Colonial Revival structure, built in 1956 to a design by Norfolk architect Bernard Spigel. It is of only two known church designs by Spigel. The congregation was founded in the 1770s as a non-denominational group of free and enslaved African-Americans, and became officially Baptist in 1781. Located for many years in a church on Nassau Street, it was relocated by the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation to its present location at the foundation's expense.The building was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2017. (read more...)
National Park Service documentation: https://npgallery.nps.gov/AssetDetail/NRIS/100001050