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Anderson Baptist Church

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1855. 300 block of Fanthorp St.
  • (Photograph by Gerald Moorhead )

The congregation was organized in 1844 and the Baptist General Convention of Texas was held here in 1848. The church was built of local stone by slave labor. After the church burned in 1955, the exterior walls were rebuilt in the same American Colonial style using the original stone. The church has a wooden pediment and square tower with a slender spire.

Writing Credits

Gerald Moorhead et al.


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Gerald Moorhead et al., "Anderson Baptist Church", [Anderson, Texas], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

Print Source

Cover: Buildings of Texas

Buildings of Texas: Central, South, and Gulf Coast, Gerald Moorhead and contributors. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2013, 110-110.

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