Monday, February 15, 2010

Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church

Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church of Asheville, NC, built in 1919. This historically African American church was organized in 1880 -- during its long history Mt. Zion has been lead by only five pastors. The large red-brick church building is of late Victorian, Gothic design -- and has many distinctive features: a tin-shingled roof, large art glass windows, and three towers topped with decorative finials. I was given a tour a few years ago and the inside of the church is absolutely stunning with its mammoth pipe organ behind the alter and a beautiful wrap-around balcony. The church is located a couple blocks southeast of Pack Square at 47 Eagle St. More information here.

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