Sunday, August 5, 2018

St. Simon's AME Church Topeka

Here is one of my great finds from today in Topeka 1899 there were 10 black churches in Topeka in the directory and mentioned n the society pages of the Plaindealer, in reality there may have been more, typically it cost money to be listed in the paper....I have always wondered about this little church and parsonage on 7th and Lincoln, it was St.Simon, Episcopal. It was founded in 1885 and was connected with Grace Cathedral . James Guy (an outstanding black attorney was one of the founding members. It is no longer a church, and I will try to get pictures of how it looks today but sadly it is not as good as in this picture. It is crazy but I would like to get signage in front of all these place.  Image may contain: 8 people, people standings......

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