Fair Promise A. M. E. Zion Church

Contributors:
A. L. Boykin, builder; Benjamin D. and Max Charles Price, mail-order architects
Dates:

1926

Location:
Sanford, Lee County
Street Address:

712 Wall St. Sanford, NC 27330

Status:

Standing

Type:

Religious

Images Published In:

J. Daniel Pezzoni
The History and Architecture of Lee County
North Carolina
(1995)

Note:

The imposing brick church with corner entrance tower was modeled on a design published by Philadelphia church architects Benjamin D. and Max Charles Price; that firm also designed other churches in North Carolina, and an account of them is forthcoming. Boykin, a member of the congregation, was the contractor, and the workforce included carpenter Daniel White and brickmasons Daniel and Houston Goldston and the Hooker brothers. The congregation is among the oldest in Sanford, and its original church building is cited as the first built downtown.