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First African Methodist Episcopal (First AME) Church (Second Building) at Kensington and Vernon
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Pasadena Museum of History
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Pasadena Museum of History
Pasadena Museum of History
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First AME Church was moved from 565 N. Fair Oaks Avenue to the corner of Vernon Avenue (now St. John Avenue) and Kensington Street in 1910. There was opposition from some in the white community to the presence of the church in this neighborhood and during its construction, there was an arson attempt to destroy the building. Vernon Avenue was demolished as a result of the construction of the 210 freeway and in 1968 the church moved to its current location at 1700 N. Raymond Avenue.
Church buildings--California--Pasadena
St. John Avenue (Pasadena, Calif.)
Landscape architecture--California--Pasadena
First African Methodist Episcopal Church (Pasadena, Calif. : 1910-1968)

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