American Baptist Churches of the Great Rivers Region Collection

Title

American Baptist Churches of the Great Rivers Region Collection

Subject

Religious facilities
Baptist church buildings
Church buildings
Church architecture
Baptists
American Baptist Churches of the Great Rivers Region
American Baptist Churches in the U. S. A.
Peck, John Mason, 1789-1858

Description

The American Baptist Churches of the Great Rivers Region provides oversight for American Baptist churches in Missouri and Illinois excluding Cook, Lake, and DuPage counties. The organization began in 1967 when the Missouri Convention of American Baptists and the Illinois Baptists State Convention merged. The organization operates as part of American Baptist Churches USA.

Photographs in this collection include exterior shots of several American Baptist churches throughout Illinois, construction at the University Baptist Church in Champaign, and the John Mason Peck Memorial in Rock Spring.

Collection Items

Edgewood Baptist Church
A man stands in front of an entrance to the Edgewood Baptist Church in Rock Island.On verso: "Rev. Leland."

First Baptist Church of Edwardsville Parsonage
An exterior view of the First Baptist Church of Edwardsville parsonage. On verso: "The white pole is part of Tennis Court. Facing St. Louis St. Route No 4 State, Route No 66. Fed[e]ral."

Baptist Church, Benton
An exterior view of a Baptist church located in Benton.

First Baptist Church of Canton
An exterior view of people sitting on the stairs in front of the main entrance to the First Baptist Church of Canton located at 301 East Elm Street.

University Baptist Church
Six men break and haul rocks and dirt underneath a building on the University Baptist Church campus.

Baptist Church, Vandalia
A view of construction taking place on the outside of a Baptist church in Vandalia. On verso: "Vandalia, Ill. Baptist Church - a mission started by Rev. H. C. First when Supt. of State Missions."

First Baptist Church East Alton
The congregation of First Baptist Church East Alton gathers in front of the church for a group photo.

John Mason Peck Memorial
John Mason Peck was a Baptist missionary in Illinois and Missouri, an anti-slavery advocate, author, educator, and founder of the Rock Spring Seminary. The seminary relocated to Alton in the 1830s and changed its name to Shurtleff College in 1836 to…

Yankee Street Church
An exterior view of a Baptist church identified as Yankee Street Church.On verso: "Yankee Street Church; Steuben Baptist Church"
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