Historic Markers Across Alabama

Brown Memorial Presbyterian Church

Marker ID: AHA 
Location: is on Stillman Boulevard (U.S. 11), Tuscaloosa, Alabama
County: Tuscaloosa
Coordinates: N 33° 12.042    W 087° 34.946
  33.2007    -87.58243333
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: None


Oldest existing Black Presbyterian Church in Alabama. Organized by Dr. Charles A. Stillman as Salem Church in December, 1880. First church building erected 9th Street and 30th Avenue in 1882. First pastors were Reverend B. M. Wilkinson (1889-90) and Reverend I. C. H. Champney (1894-98). In 1915 relocated at 11th Street and 25th Avenue. In 1931 moved to present site. Name changed to Brown Memorial (1932) honoring Dr. R. A. Brown, Superintendent of Home Mission Work, PCUS. Present sanctuary built 1959 under leadership of Reverend Charles H. Williams. Earlier structure converted to Educational Building 1961.

Erected 1980 by Alabama Historical Association.

End of Brown Memorial Presbyterian Church