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Summary for 1445 S MAIN ST S / Parcel ID 3320000205 / Inv # 0

Historic Name: Christ Temple Church Common Name: Antioch Baptist Church
Style: Gothic - Late Gothic revival, Queen Anne - Stick Neighborhood: Central Area
Built By: Year Built: 1916
In the opinion of the survey, this property appears to meet the criteria of the Seattle Landmarks Preservation Ordinance.

This simple rustic Stick style Gothic-Revival church building appears to have served as a small religious community gathering place since its construction in 1916. Little is known about the early history of this church building and its original congregation, but it appears to have historical associations with the early African American community that settled in the Central Area neighborhood. Tax assessor’s files give its construction date as 1916, but it is unknown who constructed it or what group originally used the building. An original construction permit was not located at DPD. It appears to have served the Gospel Tabernacle congregation in the 1920s. In the 1930s it served as the Christ Temple Church under the direction of Mrs. Josie M. Bacon. The 1937 tax assessor’s file described it as a “negro spiritual church.” It later served the Goodwill Baptist Church congregation. The building was purchased by the Antioch Baptist Church in 1957 and it continues to serve this congregation today.


This small rustic church building is relatively intact and is characterized by its prominent front-gable form, rustic clapboard cladding, gable stickwork and simple symmetrical single window fenestration pattern. Alterations to the windows, which were originally multipaned, appear relatively minor to the overall appearance. The entry doors are not original, but appear compatible.

Detail for 1445 S MAIN ST S / Parcel ID 3320000205 / Inv # 0

Status: Yes - Inventory
Classication: Building District Status:
Cladding(s): Wood - Drop siding Foundation(s): Concrete - Block
Roof Type(s): Gable Roof Material(s): Asphalt/Composition-Shingle
Building Type: Religion - Religious facility Plan: Rectangular
Structural System: Balloon Frame/Platform Frame No. of Stories: one
Unit Theme(s): Ethnic Heritage, Religion
Changes to Plan: Intact
Changes to Windows: Slight
Changes to Original Cladding: Intact
Other: Slight
Major Bibliographic References
King County Property Record Card (c. 1938-1972), Washington State Archives.
Polk's Seattle Directories, 1890-1996.
City of Seattle DPD Microfilm Records.

Photo collection for 1445 S MAIN ST S / Parcel ID 3320000205 / Inv # 0

Photo taken Mar 15, 2007
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