Historic Markers Across Alabama

Day Street Baptist Church

Marker ID: AHA 
Location: 861 Day St, Montgomery, AL.
County: Montgomery
Coordinates: N 32° 22.714    W 086° 19.461
  32.37856666    -86.32435
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: None


Organized from Bethel Baptist Church, congregation founded 1882 with Rev. George Casby as first minister. Originally met in frame building; fund-raising began for this edifice in 1906. Designed by Wallace Rayfield, Tuskegee Institute architect and faculty member, building completed ca. 1910. A graduate of Pratt School of Architecture, Rayfield established the first black architectural firm in Birmingham and won national recognition. Day Street's community activities included the organization of the first black Alabama scout troops and involvement in the Civil Rights Movement. Rev. M. C. Cleveland led the church from 1933 until his death in 1978.

End of Day Street Baptist Church