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Fourth Baptist Church
Fourth Baptist Church, August 2012
Fourth Baptist Church
Fourth Baptist Church
Location2800 P St., Richmond, Virginia
Coordinates37°32′9″N 77°24′36″W / 37.53583°N 77.41000°W / 37.53583; -77.41000Coordinates: 37°32′9″N 77°24′36″W / 37.53583°N 77.41000°W / 37.53583; -77.41000
Area1 acre (0.40 ha)
Built1884 (1884)
Architectural styleGothic Revival
NRHP reference #79003291[1]
VLR #127-0318
Significant dates
Added to NRHPSeptember 7, 1979
Designated VLRMay 15, 1979[2]

Fourth Baptist Church is a historic African-American Baptist church located in Richmond, Virginia. It was built in 1884, and is a three-story, Greek Revival style stuccoed brick structure. It features a distyle portico in antis elevated on a high podium. It consists of two unfluted Doric order columns and paired pilasters supporting a Doric entablature. Attached to the church is a Sunday School building erected in 1964.[3]

It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1979.[1] A former pastor was Richmond mayor Leonidas B. Young, II, who was convicted of defrauding the church at one point during his career.[4]


  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. July 9, 2010.
  2. ^ "Virginia Landmarks Register". Virginia Department of Historic Resources. Retrieved 19 March 2013.
  3. ^ Virginia Historic Landmarks Commission Staff (April 1979). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory/Nomination: Fourth Baptist Church" (PDF). Virginia Department of Historic Resources. and Accompanying photo
  4. ^ "Former Richmond Mayor Leonidas Young dies". Retrieved 17 January 2016.
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