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Lost Church First American Baptist of Normal

First Baptist Church in Normal, 1972.

Once Normal’s oldest church building, First American Baptist was located at the northeast corner of School and Mulberry streets. It was built in 1870-1871, making it 130 years old when it was torn down on September 26, 2000, to make way for an apartment complex for Illinois State University students. This photo is from 1972.
The congregation established North Bridge Baptist Church in the subdivision by the same name in the far northern edge of Normal.

Bill Kemp

Bill Kemp

Bill Kemp is the Librarian at the McLean County Museum of History

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