Greenville United Baptist Church

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726 Greenville Road, Greenville, Nova Scotia B5A 4A8 , Canada
Greenville United Baptist Church
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Greenville United Baptist Church

726 Greenville Road, Greenville, Nova Scotia B5A 4A8 , Canada

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The Greenville African Baptist Church is a simple Vernacular style building that was built in 1853 by and for the people of Greenville, Yarmouth County, NS - a small community northeast of the Town of Yarmouth.

DESCRIPTION OF HISTORIC PLACE
The Greenville African Baptist Church is a simple Vernacular style building that was built in 1853 by and for the people of Greenville, Yarmouth County, NS - a small community northeast of the Town of Yarmouth. Municipal

HERITAGE VALUE
The Greenville African Baptist Church is valued as the oldest church still standing that was built for a Black community in Yarmouth County and for its association with Rev. David Dies, an early Deacon of the church. It is also valued for its unique Vernacular style of architecture.

The Greenville African Baptist Church was built in 1853 by and for the Black residents of this community. The land on which the church was built was owned at the time by George Gideon Dies, a lay member of the church, who deeded it to the Trustees of the African Church at Greenville in 1869.

The Rev. David Dies, brother of George G. Dies, served as Pastor to this community for many years and lived to the memorable age of one hundred and ten years.

The Vernacular style of this church is unique in that much of its framing is on the exterior of the building. It is otherwise a simple, relatively unadorned, front gabled building of rectangular massing.

Source:
Canada's Historic Places
Greenville African Baptist Church
http://historicplaces.ca/en/rep-reg/place-lieu.aspx?id=5198

Location

726 Greenville Road, Greenville, Nova Scotia B5A 4A8 , Canada
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African Nova Scotian Directory - Google Local Guide
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Destination Liberty: Your guide to Black Historic Travel Destinations in Nova Scotia
Historical Black Settlements in Nova Scotia (Google Map)
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Nova Scotia Toursim: Discover African Nova Scotia

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