Town Clock Church - New Albany, Indiana
Posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS
N 38° 17.068 W 085° 49.179
16S E 603231 N 4238036
Quick Description: Historic church in New Albany, Indiana.
Location: Indiana, United States
Date Posted: 11/17/2007 4:25:09 AM
Waymark Code: WM2KN8
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member JimmyEv
Views: 37

Long Description:
This church building was built from 1849-52 for the 2nd Presbyterian congregation. The church was was known as the Town Clock Church and featured a 160-foot clock tower and served as a landmark for riverboat pilots along the Ohio River. The tower was shortened at sometime during its history.

The church was known for its open "secret" as a station along the Underground Railroad. The small openings and rooms in the dirt basement of the church remain as they did when fugitive slaves hid while seeking safety in the north.

The church was sold to the Second Baptist Church in 1889. The building continues to serve the congregation of the Second Baptist Church.
Name of Historic District (as listed on the NRHP): New Albany Downtown Historic District

Link to nationalregisterofhistoricplaces.com page with the Historic District: [Web Link]

Address:
300 E Main St New Albany, Indiana


How did you determine the building to be a contributing structure?: Narrative found on the internet (Link provided below)

Optional link to narrative or database: [Web Link]

NRHP Historic District Waymark (Optional): Not listed

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