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Corinth Baptist Church, Union County (N. Herndon St., Union)
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This church was built in 1894 as the first separate building to house Corinth Baptist Church, which was the first black congregation in Union. It is significant both for its association with the early black history of Union and as an example of an early vernacular interpretation of the Gothic Revival architectural style, common to religious buildings of the period. Corinth Baptist Church was established ca. 1893 and had its first services in the old Union Methodist Church, near the present location of Union Mill. In 1893 Thomas C. Duncan, owner of the new mill, intended to expand his operations and build a company store; he purchased the old building and lot from the congregation for $600. The congregation purchased a lot on North Herndon (then Judgment) Street in January 1894 and began construction of a new church, which was completed by the end of the year. Listed in the National Register July 20, 1989. It has since been significantly altered.

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