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Dexter Avenue Baptist Church

Montgomery, Alabama
County of Montgomery.
454 Dexter Avenue
National Register Number: 74000431
Resource type: Building.
Property type: Religious facility. The threat level was Satisfactory in
Congressional District: AL-7 Certified Local Government: NO
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Current use/information: Church is open to the public..

Statement of Significance (as of designation - May 30, 1974):
This small, eclectic-style church (1878) served as the original headquarters of the Montgomery Improvement Association, headed by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (1929-1968), which carried out a successful boycott of segregated city buses in 1955.

There were no threats to the landmark indicated.

The church has been placed on the UNESCO World Heritage Sites Tenatative list, along with the 16th Street Baptist Church and the Bethel Baptist Church, both in Birmingham, Alabama.

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