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Big Bethel AME Church, Atlanta

Big Bethel AME Church - Atlanta, Georgia
Big Bethel AME Church
220 Auburn Avenue Northeast, Atlanta, GA 30303Map
+1 404 827 9707
Neighborhood: Downtown
Overview

Big Bethel was around even before Atlanta became a city. Founded in 1847 as Union Church, it was known as Sweet Auburn's City Hall due to its importance as a meeting place. In 1881 it moved next door to its present building, which had served as the first school for black children in Atlanta. Today, the church is one of the largest AME churches in the city. The high steeple's 'Jesus Saves' neon sign has lit the Atlanta skyline since 1922. Open during the day for visitors.

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Big Bethel AME Church General Information
  • Type: Attractions & Landmarks, Religious
  • Nearest Train: Peachtree Center
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