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Catalog Number L1990.0116.S.0358
Object Name Print, Photographic
Description This black and white stereograph depicts the South Baptist Church, originally called the Free Will Baptist Church, located on Court Street in Laconia in the late 1800s.

In the foreground is Court Street. There is a sidewalk bordering Court Street and a stonewall on the right. In the center middleground is the South Baptist Church which was established in 1838 by Reverend Nahum Brooks. The church was originally called the First Free Baptist Church. The building depicted here burned down in the 1870s. It was rebuilt in 1878. The church here has a tall steeple on the front facing Court Street and the main entrance is on the front as well. There are long windows along the sides and on each side of the doors on the front. On the far left side of the church is a low wooden fence and beyond it a house. There are additional houses in the background on the right behind the church. On the back is written " Freewill Baptist Church, erected, 1841, remodeled & enlarged, 1873, burned, 1876."
Earliest Date 1840
Latest Date 1875
Place Court Street, Laconia
Related Publications "Laconia", Images of America Series, by Warren Huse, page 17.

Notation states : "The First Free Baptist Church building, as expanded, 1873. It was destroyed by an arsonist three years later."
Repository From the collections of Laconia Public Library
Search Terms Laconia
Court Street
South Baptist Church
First Free Baptist Church
Subjects 1840s
1850s
1860s
1870s
Buildings
Churches
Churchyards
Religion
Religious architectural elements
Religious buildings
Religious facilities
Steeples
Towers
Windows
Doors & doorways
Doorways
Entrances
Streets
Architectural decorations & ornaments
Architectural details
Architectural elements
Architecture
Steps
Trees
Stonework
Stone walls
Bushes
Fences
Sidewalks
Shutters
Chimneys
Houses
Residences
Dwellings
Streets
Bushes
Yards
Lawns