Mt. Olive Baptist Church

Description:

Mt. Olive was founded in 1873 when the Old Bell Baptist Church in Freedman's Village split into two churches. The new congregation built the brick and marble church pictured here in the geographical center of the growing working class black neighborhood of Queen City in eastern Arlington. In July of 1942, just three years after residents constructed a new and expensive church building, Mt. Olive was demolished along with the rest of the Queen City community to make way for the Pentagon's road networks. The church and its congregation relocated yet again, this time to Johnson's Hill.


Date:

1873

Creator:

None recorded.

Source:

Lamont Mackley, Mt. Olive Baptist Church, (Arlington, VA: Centennial Souvenir Book, 1974), RG 6: Arlington Churches, Box 3, Center for Local History, Arlington Public Library, Arlington, Virginia.

Subject

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Identifier

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Contributor

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Citation

“Mt. Olive Baptist Church,” Built By the People Themselves, accessed August 19, 2017, http://lindseybestebreurtje.org/arlingtonhistory/items/show/79.

Geolocation

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