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Title
New Way Missionary Baptist Church
Alternative Title
Los Angeles Photographers Photo Collection;
Creator
Allen, Jeff
Date Created and/or Issued
2007
Contributing Institution
Los Angeles Public Library
Collection
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
Rights Information
Images available for reproduction and use. Please see the Ordering & Use page at http://tessa.lapl.org/OrderingUse.html for additional information.
Description
This photo of New Way Missionary Baptist Church was taken from across the street along Compton Ave. It shows a cream-color building with a stone fac¸ade, brown roof and green trim. A marquee reads "New Way M.B.C." and lists "Rev. J. Lee" as the current pastor, along with the order of service with days and times listed. This church began as Grant Chapel AME Church in 1906. In 1923, Grant Chapel AME membership increased to several hundred and a larger property was purchased and a new building was erected; its members quickly followed. At that time, the location (pictured) became Triumph the Church & Kingdom of God in Christ. That membership also increased so much that a new building was erected, and those members also followed their church. It is unclear as to when the current church, New Way Missionary Baptist Church, established itself in this location. It is also unclear if the church is still in operation; a black security fence surrounds the entire church and the windows appear to be boarded up. Photo dated: April 2007.
Type
Image
Format
1 photograph :col.
Photographic prints
Identifier
00071827
Jeff Allen Houses of Worship Collection; Los Angeles Photographers Collection;
GPC_b84_f4_i12
CARL0000074971
http://173.196.26.125/cdm/ref/collection/photos/id/120862
Subject
New Way Missionary Baptist Church (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Baptist church buildings--California--Los Angeles
Church buildings--California--Los Angeles
Marquees--California--Los Angeles
Fences--California--Los Angeles
Los Angeles Photographers Collection photographs
Jeff Allen Houses of Worship Collection photographs

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