Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church
1401 Ruthven Street
Houston , 77019
Application submitted to THC, Class of 2011, 11HR11; marker received 08-14-2013
Directions: Macedonai MBC is in the Fourth Ward, Freedman's Town area. The church can be reached by traveling south from West Dallas four blocks on Bailey St. to Ruthven, east on Ruthven 1 block to the church; the marker is on the SW corner of 1400 Ruthven & 1400 Wilson St.
Key Time Period: 1893 - 1919 City Beautiful - WW I
Marker Text: In the late 1890’s, Macedonia Baptist Church organized in Freedmantown, and was briefly known as Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church. In 1907, the church bought land at 1216 Ruthven Street and built a one-story wood structure. The church incorporated in 1912 as Macedonia Baptist Church. In 1928, the church sold the property and purchased land at 1401 Ruthven Street. A large, one-story wood structure with twin towers was built. Over twenty years later, a larger two-story structure was erected and included an auditorium, classrooms, and a kitchen. Over the years, Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church has continued to enrich the community through outreach programs and assistance.
175 Years of Texas Independence * 1836-2011
Marker is property of the State of Texas
Marker Type: Marker with Post
Historical Org: Texas Historical Commission (THC)
Key Map Information: 493 P
GPS Coordinates: 29 45.305, 95 22.880
Precinct No: 1
Marker No: 16771