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  • 405 1st Ave.
    Pittsburgh, PA 15219
  • Category: Landmarks
  • Sub-Category: African American History Guide
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Bethel AME Church

Brief History

Founded 1808 and chartered in 1818, this institution known as the African Church was located nearby in early years and moved to Wylie Avenue in 1872 and to Webster Avenue in 1959. The church was site of area’s first school for colored children in 1831 and hosted the statewide civil rights convention in 1841.

Condition/Architectural Notes

Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission (PHMC) marker