Washington Street Missionary Baptist Church
(Marker Number: 1276)
Location: 721 Washington St., Paducah
Organized 1855 in log cabin near this site, led by George Brent, member
Paducah First Baptist Church. Second was frame building, built by slaves, under leadership
of Rev. George W. ("Pappy") Dupee, the first pastor constituted on Feb. 4, 1855. See over.
Marker donated by the Brotherhood of 1969.
(Reverse) Washington Street Missionary Baptist Church - Colonial brick structure built in
1893 under Rev. Dupee, rebuilt in 1942 after fire, when Rev. D. E. King pastor. Cornerstone
this edifice laid June 18, 1967 under pastorate of Rev. H. Joseph Franklin, who envisioned
building adequate for worship, Christian education. Dedicated August 1969.