St. Peter’s AME Church – Walterboro, South Carolina
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St. Peter’s AME Church was founded 1867, built in 1870, and remodeled in 1952. The African Methodist Episcopal, or AME, denomination was founded in 1787 by former Delaware slave Richard Allen, for whom Allen University in Columbia was named. The AME denomination was established to counter racism practiced in the Methodist church towards slaves and freed blacks before emancipation. Allen and others brought the AME denomination to the South during reconstruction, where it flourished.
The Walterboro Historic District is a significant collection of properties located near the center of the town of Walterboro. The majority of the properties in the district were constructed between ca.1800 and ca.1945 and represent a wide range of nineteenth and early twentieth century vernacular design. The district is primarily residential in character, but also includes religious, educational, and public buildings. The visual appearance of the district reflects the historical development of the town, which was one of several South Carolina pineland villages settled during the early nineteenth century by planters in search of a healthful climate.
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Address: 302 Fishburne Street, Walterboro, SC 29488
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