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South Street Baptist Church

    Location:  Corner of South and Noble streets.

    The "Home Church" (as the First Baptist Church is called) purchased a lot on the corner of South and Noble streets, erected a neat brick chapel thereon, and began a mission in that part of the city.  A Sunday-School was at once established, which developed a deep interest, and in 1869, seventy-six of the members of the First Church withdrew by letter, and formed a new society nown as the South Street Baptist Church, receiving from the parent body a free gift of the chapel and grounds.  This church now enjoys a happy prosperity under the pastorate of Rev. William Elgin.

    The number of members is about one hundred; Sabbath-School membership two hundred and fifty.

    The value of the property is about $10,000.



Holloway, W. R., Indianapolis, a Historical and Statistical Sketch of the Railroad City, a Chronicle of Its Social, Municipal, Commercial and Manufacturing Progress, with Full Statistical Tables, © 1870, pp. 218-219.
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