1801 EAST MAIN STREET - ADVENT CHRISTIAN CHURCH

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1801 EAST MAIN STREET - ADVENT CHRISTIAN CHURCH

1801
,
Durham
NC
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Built in
1920-1925
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  • Submitted by Margaret Matthews on Sunday, April 3, 2011 - 7:32pm

    I visited this church many times as I grew up on East Main Street.

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  • Mon, 06/17/2013 - 12:39pm by gary

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1801
,
Durham
NC
Cross street: 
Built in
1920-1925
Construction type: 
National Register: 
Neighborhood: 
Type: 
Use: 

 

One of my favorite small church structures in Durham, the building at 1801 East Main Street originally housed the Advent Christian Church. It was built in the early 1920s, and is the only church of that vintage still standing in East Durham.

By 1944, it housed the "House of Prayer," which remained here at least through the 1960s. It currently houses the Good Shepherd Church of God in Christ.

(Below in italics is from the 2004 East Durham National Register listing; not verified for accuracy by this author.

Former Advent Christian Church. Simple gable-front church, 3 bays wide and 6 bays deep, with a patterned tin shingle roof, exposed rafter tails, decorative eave brackets, and a large multi-panel lunette above the double doors in the narrow projecting entrance bay. Lancet windows with 4-over-4 sashes. This is the only intact early 20th century frame church in East Durham. [Roberts, Durham A&HI] 1925-1940 CDs: Advent Christian Church. 1945: The House of Prayer. 1937 SM.

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I visited this church many times as I grew up on East Main Street.

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