First Baptist Church

Contributors:
James M. McMichael, architect
Variant Name(s):
Spirit Square
Dates:
1908
Location:
Charlotte, Mecklenburg County
Street Address:
318 N. Tryon St., Charlotte, NC
Status:
Standing
Type:
Religious
Images Puslished In:
Catherine W. Bishir and Michael T. Southern, A Guide to the Historic Architecture of Piedmont North Carolina (2003).
Note:
The Manufacturers' Record of September 19, 1907, reported that the congregation had plans by McMichael for a "Byzantine style" edifice of buff and gray brick, with a central dome 44 feet in diameter topped by a cupola rising 88 feet from ground level, and two towers, each with a dome 15 feet in diameter. The auditorium was to measure 65 by 70 feet and seat 1,200 people. The building maintains its prominence at the heart of Charlotte and has been adapted for new uses.