First Baptist Church (NRIS 90001840)

Address: 407 N. Jefferson St., NW, Roanoke (Independent City), VA. County/parish: Roanoke.

2 contributing buildings.

Added to the National Register of Historic Places March 19, 2001.

From Wikipedia:

First Baptist Church (Roanoke, Virginia)
First Baptist Church was a historic African-American Baptist church located in the Gainsboro neighborhood of Roanoke, Virginia. It was built in 1898-1900, and was a large six-bay nave-plan brick church with Romanesque and Gothic detailing. It featured a clipped gable roof and a front bell tower. A one-story Parish Hall was built in 1936. First Baptist Church occupied the building until moving to a new sanctuary in 1982. The church was destroyed by fire in April 1995. (read more...)


  • Multiple

Architectural styles:

  • Other
  • Romanesque

Significant persons associated with this site:

  • James, Rev. Arthur L.