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Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
1793/00/00 Richard Allen Vocation After a split with Absalom Jones on the question of the denomination of the new church, Alien establishes the Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Philadelphia.
1793/09/00 Richard Allen Vocation The Free African Society form a paramedical staff which will save 200-300 lives during the yellow fever epidemic. Answering Dr Rush's plea for help, the Society provided all medical and health services from nursing the sick to burial of the dead. 1793 Yellow Fever Epidemic
1794/07/29 Dr Benjamin Rush Vocation Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Philadelphia is dedicated. Richard Allen established the congregation with the assistance of Dr Benjamin Rush.
1817/01/00 Richard Allen Life Richard Allen host a meeting at Bethal opposing the American Colonization Society scheme to resettle free blacks from the United States to Sierra Leone in West Africa.
1831/03/31 Richard Allen In Memoriam The funeral for Bishop Richard Allen is held on the day in March. Allen's tomb is in the crypt Mother Bethel AME Church near a museum that holds his bible, pulpit and other historical items.
1889/00/00 The current, and fourth, Bethel AME church building on the site is erected in 1889, and dedicated in 1890.
1920/00/00 Henry O Tanner Artist Henry O Tanner creates a bas relief of Bishop Richard Allen for the Bethal AME Church.
1924/00/00 Raymond Pace Alexander Lawyer Raymond Pace Alexander represents Henry Tanner, his in his legal suit against the Bethel AME Church in Philadelphia regarding nonpayment for a bust of Richard Allen.
1953/00/00 The word "Mother" was added to the Bethel AME's name and women are allowed to participate in the business of the church corporation for the first time.

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Particulars for Mother Bethel AME Church:
Area of Significance Architecture
Criteria Architecture-Engineering
Cultural Affiliation Black American
Sight Category Building
Criteria Historic Event
Level of Significance National
Criteria Person
Owner Private
Area of Significance Religion
Historic Use Religious Property
Architectural Style Romanesque Revival
Area of Significance Social History



US National Registry of Historic Places Data »

Accurate at time of registration:

PLACE DETAILS
Registry Name:
Registry Address:
Registry Number: 72001166
Resource Type:
Owner: Private
Architect: unknown
Architectural Style: Romanesque
Other Certification: Designated National Landmark
Nominator Name: National Historic Landmark
CULTURAL DETAILS
Level of Significance: National
Area of Significance: Black, Architecture, Religion, Social history
Applicable Criteria: Event, Architecture-Engineering, Person
Criteria Consideration: Religious property
Period of Significance: 1875-1899, 1850-1874, 1750-1799, 1800-1824, 1825-1849
Significant Year: 1794, 1841, 1889
Associated People: Allen,Richard
Historic Function: Religion
Historic Sub-Function: Religious structure
Current Function: Religion
Current Sub-Function: Religious structure

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