Image of the Taylor Chapel Church in Bowling Green, KY, ca. 1950.
According to Jonathan Jeffrey, former librarian, Taylor Chapel was "one of the earliest African Methodist Episcopal churches in this part of the state and it played a really important role in fostering the denomination’s growth in the western part of the state."
"It was a flagship church. The church itself started in 1866, and the building was constructed in 1872. It was originally more of a Gothic revival church and some of those elements remain, including pointed arches on some windows. The building once featured a bell tower and steeple which were both later removed in 1929. Some of the more decorative features were removed then, as well." Park City Daily News, August 5, 2013.
Western Kentucky University, Jonesville, African Americans