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Alfred Street Baptist Church

301 S Alfred St, Alexandria, Virginia 22314 USA

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Alfred Street Baptist Church was founded in 1803 in Alexandria, Virginia, United States and located in the city’s oldest African American neighborhood, the Bottoms. Three members of the First Baptist Church, Jesse Henderson and two others, bought some land on Alfred Street and built the church. In 1820, it started a Sabbath School for educating all ages. Alfred Street Baptist Church had a white minister until 1863, when it called its first black minister, Rev. Samuel Madden. Later, in the 1920s, Rev. Andrew Adkins of the church created the first high school curriculum for black students in the area. For decades the church has served as a place of education. Architectural improvements were implemented in the 1880s and in 1994, when a new sanctuary was built. The exterior of the building was preserved, but the interior was greatly improved. Alfred Street Baptist Church is located at 301 South Alfred Street in Alexandria, Virginia.

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Alfred Street Baptist Church

301 S Alfred St
Alexandria, Virginia
22314 USA

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Closed Now
  • Mon: 5:00 am - 1:00 pm
  • Tue, Fri: 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
  • Wed: 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  • Thu: 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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