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Bethel Baptist Institutional Church
Erected in 1904, this stunning building at 1058 North Hogan Street is home to the Bethel Baptist Institutional Church. The church's history stretches all the way back to 1838, when it was established as the first Baptist congregation in Jacksonville
Image Courtesy J. Grey, CC BY NC
History of the Hogan Street Church Building
Bethel Baptist Institutional Church - Jacksonville, Florida. ca 1911. Image courtesy State Archives of Florida.
Jacksonville's Architectural Heritage by
Publication Date: 1989-12-01
Page 66 details the history of both the church building at 1058 North Hogan Street and the church parsonage, which is now located at 303 W. 4th Street
History of the Congregation
Original Program from the Opening Exercises of Bethel Baptist Church, 1905
This is a digital copy of the original program from the opening exercises of the church in 1905. The program includes a photograph of the Rev. J. Milton Waldron, pastor of Bethel Baptist from 1892-1907, a description of the church building from the Florida Daily Sun (1904), a history of the congregation, and a drawing of the church's previous building, which was torn down in 1895
History of Jacksonville, Florida and Vicinity 1513 to 1924 by
Publication Date: 1990-01-01
Pages 401-403 recount the history of the Baptist denomination in Jacksonville.
Jacksonville after the Fire, 1901-1919 by
Publication Date: 1991-07-01
Pages 85-89 covers the history of Bethel Baptist Institutional Church, including detailed information about Reverend J. Milton Waldron, pastor from 1892-1907.
Prominent Members of Bethel Church