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First Baptist Church Upper West Side—New York City

In 1891 the First Baptist Church of City of New York moved into its fourth, and current, church building at 79th and Broadway.

The First Baptist Church of City of New York was established in 1745.

The church’s original building was on Gold Street, which was destroyed by the British during the American Revolution. A second building was built later on Broom Street down in SOHO. The third church building was located at Park Avenue and 39th Street.

One of its pastors was a founder of Brown University, and two served as chaplains to the Congress of the United States.

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