Urban renewal created the site for this church. From a parklike setting bounded by Elmwood Cemetery and new public houses rises its strong simple form, the roof and walls one. Their yellow-orange ribbed metal-panel exterior surface responds to the buoyant optimism of the African American Christian congregation. A processional pathway leads up the hill to the entrance and directly into the meeting hall. Inside, the baptismal pool is given focus by its placement against a mirrored wall.
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Calvary Baptist Church
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