Sunday, August 5, 2018
St. Simon's AME Church Topeka
Here is one of my great finds from today in Topeka history..in 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 http://
henryburke1010.tripod.com/ lettsettlementreunion/ id21.html)
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. s......