Former First Baptist Church of Goshen

100_2623I live in Goshen and for me it is a treat to be able to see several old buildings still standing and even looking good today. Many of these buildings have been adapted for other uses. The architecture of older buildings is sometimes just beautiful to look at, such as the former First Baptist Church of Goshen as shown here. Notice the detail in the windows and the trim. It is located at the intersection of Sixth and Washington streets near the downtown area. The brick building was originally built in 1876 and served as a church until the late 1960s. First Baptist was the third church permanently organized in Goshen and met in two other locations before the Sixth and Washington building was built. After First Baptist moved to a new location on Plymouth Avenue, or State Road 119, the building was home to several groups including a community theater organization. It now serves as a private residence.

 

 

 

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About historynut11

My name is Tim Ashley and I am a newspaper editor/reporter/photographer in Milford, Indiana, and live in nearby Goshen, Indiana. A deeply held and sincere passion of mine is history and learning from the past. I enjoy a wide variety of history topics, but particularly local history, noted American highways (Lincoln Highway and Route 66), railroad history and the Civil War. I believe we can learn much from the past and that past shapes who we are today. I also enjoy visiting museums and historical sites, as well as taking photos of remnants from the past still standing.
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