Oklahoma's National Register of Historic Places

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ID Number 2000973
Historic Name ST. PAUL BAPTIST CHURCH AND CEMETERY
Description of Significance THE ST PAUL BAPTIST CHURCH AND CEMETERY ARE SIGNIFICANT FOR THEIR ASSOCIATION WITH RURAL BLACK ETHNIC HERITAGE IN LINCOLN COUNTY. THESE RESOURCES ARE ARE THE MOST TANGIBLE RESOURCES OF A MINORITY ENCLAVE THAT FREQUENTLY LIVED IN THE SHADOWS OF THE COMMUNITY. THE CHURCH IS A SIMPLE SINGLE-STORY VERNACULAR BUILDING WITH A CROSS-GABLED ROOF. THE BUILDING IS CLAD IN WEATHERBOARD SIDING. THE CURRENT BUILDING WAS CREATED BY COMBINING TWO SEPARATE BUILDINGS MOVED TO THE PRESENT LOCATION IN 1940 AFTER A FIRE DESTROYED THE ORIGINAL CHURCH BUILDING. MANY OF THE ORIGINAL WINDOWS HAVE BEEN ALTERED OR REPLACED. LISTED IN NATIONAL REGISTER 9/13/2002.
Current Name SAME
Address 4 1/4 MILES NORTH, 1 1/2 MILES WEST OF THE JUCTION OF US HWY 62 AND ST HWY 18
City MEEKER VICINITY
County LINCOLN
Lot
Block
Current Section CHURCH: NW 1/4, NW 1/4, SECTION 32; CEMETERY: NE 1/4, NW 1/4, SECTION 31
Township 13N
Range 4E
Type DISTRICT
Historic Function RELIGION: RELIGIOUS FACILITY: CHURCH; FUNERARY: CEMETERY
Current Function VACANT/NOT IN USE; FUNERARY: CEMETERY
Area Signficance 1 ETHNIC HERITAGE: BLACK
Area Significance 2
Date Prepared MARCH 2002
Year Built 1940
Original Site NO
Architect/Builder UNKNOWN
Architectural Style N/A
Roof Material ASPHALT
Wall Material WOOD: WEATHERBOARD
Window Material METAL
Door Material WOOD
Decorative Details
Condition FAIR
Comments
Restricted N