Calvary Baptist Church

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This article is about the church in Druid Hills. For the church in Tuscaloosa, see Calvary Baptist Church (Tuscaloosa).

Calvary Baptist Church was a Baptist church in Druid Hills. It was organized in 1907 by the merger of Fountain Heights Baptist Church (which had been founded as Third Baptist Church in 1886) and North Highland Baptist Church established in 1905. Its red-brick classical-revival church building at 1405 13th Avenue North was designed by architect James E. Green. The cornerstone was laid on July 1, 1922 Green was a member of the congregation. An adjoining education building was designed by N. O. Patterson.

At one point, Calvary was the third largest Baptist church in the city, but its membership declined as people moved. The church closed in 1965 and the building sold to Macedonia 17th Street Baptist Church.


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