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The Sandwich First Baptist Church

Sandwich First Baptist Church

Photo by contributor Wayne Adam - Posted September, 2011

Sandwich First Baptist Church

Photo by Alan L Brown - Posted June, 2009

Plaque Location

The County of Essex
The City of Windsor
At 3652 Peter Street between
Prince Road and Watkins Street

Coordinates: N 42 17.510 W 83 04.802


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Plaque Text

Erected in 1851 on land donated by the Crown, the Sandwich First Baptist Church represents the once numerous Black border-town churches which were built to serve the rapidly increasing numbers of Underground Railroad settlers. This church received, sheltered, and assisted many of these new arrivals. All members were required to aid in its construction by giving donations or making bricks. A focal point for many local anti-slavery activities, the Sandwich First Baptist Church stands as an important symbol of that struggle.

Another plaque at this location
The Sandwich First Baptist Church 1851

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Mary Ann Shadd Cary 1823-1893
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