• Creator
  • Lawson, Jacqueline
  • Created Date
  • 1990
  • Description
  • The First African Methodist Episcopal Church, located at 1522 14th Avenue, is the oldest black church in Seattle and was designated a Seattle landmark in 1984. The A.M.E. denomination was founded in 1816 in Philadelphia by Richard Allen. The Seattle church began in 1886 with the formation of a Sunday School held in various homes under the leadership of Seaborn J. Collins. Four years later it was transformed into a church with charter members I... more
    The First African Methodist Episcopal Church, located at 1522 14th Avenue, is the oldest black church in Seattle and was designated a Seattle landmark in 1984. The A.M.E. denomination was founded in 1816 in Philadelphia by Richard Allen. The Seattle church began in 1886 with the formation of a Sunday School held in various homes under the leadership of Seaborn J. Collins. Four years later it was transformed into a church with charter members I.I. Walker, John T. Gayton, Mr. and Mrs. Milton Roy, Fred Lawrence, and Charles H. Harvey. Reverend Thomas was the first pastor. less
  • Format
  • Photograph
    4 x 6 in.
    1 photographic print: b&w
    Scanned as a 3000 pixel TIFF image in 8-bit grayscale, resized to 640 pixels in the longest dimension and compressed into JPEG format using Photoshop 6.0 and its JPEG quality measurement 3
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