Not Named

Historic Property
Alternate Name:
Happy Home Baptist Church
Street Address:
Railroad Avenue at Memorial Ave., Allendale, SC

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Construction Method:
red brick
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Signficant Architectural Features:
Basically rectangular in plan with a high gable roof. Front (faces SW) is defined by two towers with pyramidal roofs of unequal height which contain the principal entries into the building. Left tower - open belfry. Center front contains a large stained glass lancet window flanked by two smaller windows. Side walls are buttressed and have stained glass lancet windows. Hoodmolds over the doors and windows. OUTBUILDINGS:
Historical Information:
First organized under a bush arbor in what was known as the "Wood" -Settlement, later moved to Zion Branch community (near what was called Old Allendale) and was called the Zion Baptist Church. In 1875, the congregation moved to its present location in Allendale, and built a church which was renamed the Happy Home Baptist Church. During the pastorate of the late Dr. S. J. Rice, the present brick building was constructed. Church pastors have included: Rev. Barnwell, Rev. Jacob Daniels, Rev. George Daniels, Rev. Walker of Greenwood, Rev. Barnes, Beaufort, Rickenbacker, Blackville and others. Also Rev. O. R. Reubin (later president of Morris College), Rev. Rufus Daniels, Rev. C. Bush, Rev. L. Bonaparte. Present building replaced a frame building (shown on 1910 Sanborn Map).
Source of Historical Information:
Allendale on the Savannah, p. 127 (contrib. by Leon Gardner)
City of Allendale, 1979-1980
Archives Location:
Box 13, Series 108042, Survey of historic resources (county by county data on surface properties), circa 1971-2014

Related place
Allendale County