Central Baptist Church
Designed and built in 1891 by John P. Hutchinson and paid for solely by African Americans. It was organized by a group from Morris Street Baptist Church. The wood frame church is an example of the Carpenter Gothic style of architecture, which features a square tower topped by an octagonal belfry. The interior is distinguished by folk art murals depicting the life of Christ and scenes from the New Testament including the Procession to Golgotha, the Crucifixion, Mary Magdalene, and Peter. The altarpiece depicts the Baptism of Christ, while in the apse is the Ascension, and in the gable above is the Resurrection.
KEYWORDS: NATIONAL REGISTER, CHARLESTON, CHURCH, BAPTIST, GULLAH GEECHEE CULTURAL HERITAGE CORRIDOR