Oklahoma's National Register of Historic Places

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ID Number 4000123
Historic Name ST THOMAS PRIMITIVE BAPTIST CHURCH
Description of Significance THE ST THOMAS PRIMITIVE BAPTIST CHURCH IN SUMMIT, OKLAHOMA WAS SIGNIFICANT IN THE EARLY SETTLEMENT AND DEVELOPMENT OF THIS ALL-BLACK TOWN. THE CHURCH BUILDING IS THE OLDEST, INTACT PUBLIC BUILDING IN TOWN AND SERVED A CENTRAL ROLE IN THE SOCIO-CULTURAL DEVELOPMENT OF THE TOWN. THE CHURCH IS A SINGLE-STORY, FRONT-GABLED STONE BUILDING. A SQUARE CUPOLA IS LOCATED ON THE RIDGE AT THE EAST END OF THE ROOF. LISTED IN NATIONAL REGISTER 3/3/2004.
Current Name THE CHURCH UPON THE HILL
Address 5TH STREET, NORTH OF INTERSECTION WITH CHIMNEY MOUNTAIN ROAD
City SUMMIT
County MUSKOGEE
Lot 18-28 (BLOCK 18); 20-22 (BLOCK 19)
Block 18, 19 SOUTH MUSKOGEE DEVELOPMENT COMPANY'S FIRST ADDITION
Current Section
Township
Range
Type BUILDING
Historic Function RELIGION: RELIGIOUS FACILITY
Current Function RELIGION: RELIGIOUS FACILITY
Area Signficance 1 EXPLORATION/SETTLEMENT
Area Significance 2 ETHNIC HERITAGE: BLACK
Date Prepared SEPTEMBER 2003
Year Built 1922
Original Site YES
Architect/Builder THOMAS, L.W. (REV) - BUILDER
Architectural Style OTHER: GABLE FRONT CHURCH
Roof Material ASPHALT
Wall Material STONE: SANDSTONE; WOOD
Window Material WOOD
Door Material METAL
Decorative Details
Condition GOOD
Comments
Restricted N