First Baptist Church – Anadarko

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Built: 1914 | Abandoned: 1914
Historic Designation: National Register of Historic Places (December 11, 2007) African American Heritage Site
Status: AbandonedEndangered
Contributor: Kenneth Corn
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The Greater First Baptist Church in Anadarko was one of the first historical black churches in southwest Oklahoma. Located in the original township, the church played a significant role in the social and cultural lives of the Black Community in the heart of Indian Country. The building has significant architectural design because of the use of early vernacular concrete blocks. It is the oldest example of early religious buildings in the area. The building is in need of repair however a recent assessment from an engineer says the structure has the ability to be preserved if steps are taken soon. The exact ownership is unclear but there is support to save the building in the community.

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