First Presbyterian Church, 900 Greensboro Avenue, Tuscaloosa, 1919

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Title

First Presbyterian Church, 900 Greensboro Avenue, Tuscaloosa, 1919

Subject

Churches

Description

A postcard of the First Presbyterian Church, Tuscaloosa which appears to have been given (but not posted) as a New Year's greeting in 1919 by Mrs. Snow, The poem on the card reads:
A bright New Year and a sunny track
Along an upward way,
And a song of praise on looking back,
When the year has passed away,
And golden sheaves, not small, not few,
This is my New Year's wish for you.

The First Presbyterian Church in Tuscaloosa was founded by 16 Presbyterians who left Pendleton, SC, to settle on the banks of the Black Warrior River and established the congregation in 1820. The Rev. Andrew Brown was called to be the first pastor. He came from the same area in South Carolina as the original settlers.

This is a postcard of the first building erected at 900 Greensboro Avenue in 1830. Between sixty and ninety persons communed in the new brick church at the beginning of January, 1831.

It was replaced with the current sanctuary which was dedicated in April 1922 and renovated in 1953.

Source

First Presbyterian Church, Tuscaloosa

Date

1919

Contributor

Elizabeth Bradt (Description)

Type

Postcard

Identifier

2468

Coverage

Tuscaloosa (AL)