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Washington Street Free Will Baptists

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Washington Street Baptist Church


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  Central Avenue Baptist Church, built in 1829

Washington Street Free Will Baptist Church was organized in 1840 and met in the building on Washington Street called the Odd Fellows Building. In 1868, they built a new brick church on the corner of Washington and Fayette Streets. An 1882 fire gutted the structure and the present church was rebuilt in 1883. In 1918, the Washington Street Free Will Baptist Church joined with the Central Avenue Baptist Church to form one congregation called the Dover Baptist Church.

Postcards donated by Robert Marston


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