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BETHEL MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH

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DESCRIPTION: SIGNIFICANT TO THE EARLY SETTLEMENT OF THE ALL-BLACK TOWN OF TATUMS, OKLAHOMA. THE CHURCH BUILDING IS THE OLDEST, INTACT, PUBLIC BUILDING IN THE TOWN. LISTED IN NATIONAL REGISTER 1/12/95.

NR ID Number 94001519

Historic Name

BETHEL MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH

Current Name

SAME

Project Name 

Latitude 34.48236
Longitude -97.46157

Address

SE CORNER OF WEBSTER AND LANE STREES

City

TATUMS

County

CARTER

County code

019

Lot

Block

Section 12

Township

1S

Range

3W
Type BUILDING
Historic Function  RELIGIOUS STRUCTURE
Current Function RELIGIOUS STRUCTURE
Area Significance 1 ARCHITECTURE
Area Significance 2 ETHNIC HERITAGE - BLACK
Architect / Builder E.R. MCCONNELL, BUILDER
Date Prepared  SEPTEMBER 19, 1994
Year Built 1919
Original Site  YES
Architectural  Style OTHER (GABLE-END CHURCH)
Roof Material  ASPHALT
Wall Material WOOD
Window Material  WOOD
Door Material UNCOLLECTED
Decorative Detail
Condition GOOD

 
Comments:-
20 DOCUMENTATION SOURCES (CON'T): HILL, MOZELL C., "THE ALL-NEGRO COMMUNITIES OF OKLAHOMA: THE HISTORY OF A SOCIAL MOVEMENT", THE JOURNAL OF NEGRO HISTORY, 31, JULY 1946, PP. 254 - 268; MINUTE BOOKS OF THE CONFERENCE OF THE BETHEL MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH, TATUMS, OKLAHOMA, MAY 23, 1920 TO SEPTEMBER 22, 1951; VARNER, JEWELL CARTER, "A HISTORY OF THE TATUMS COMMUNITY", M.S. THESIS, KANSAS STATE TEACHERS COLLEGE, EMPORIA, 1950

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