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  • Monument Name

    First Pentecostal Holiness Church, Goldsboro

  • Type

    Plaque

  • Subjects

    Religious Institution

  • City

    Goldsboro

  • County

    Wayne

  • Description

    A simple unadorned bronze plaque commemorates the 75th anniversary of the First Pentecostal Holiness Church. It is attached to a support column for stairs leading to the front entrance of the Wayne County Courthouse.

  • Inscription

    ON THIS COURTHOUSE SQUARE NOVEMBER 1, 1898, THE / FIRST PENTECOSTAL HOLINESS CHURCH CONGREGATION / WAS ORGANIZED WITH NINE CHARTER MEMBERS. J.J. STREET W.H. HUGGANS / I.L. PURYER MR. & MRS. E.L. TALTON / MRS. LIZZIE CRONE MRS. TEMPIE SPENCE / MRS. MARY PATE TOM BRAFFORD / THIS PLAQUE PLACED IN COMMEMORATION OF THE / 75TH DIAMOND ANNIVERSARY OF THE PENTECOSTAL / HOLINESS CHURCH. / NOVEMBER 4, 1973

  • Custodian

    Wayne County

  • Dedication Date

    November 4, 1973

  • Decade

    1970s

  • Geographic Coordinates

    35.381870 , -77.994300 View in Geobrowsemap pin

  • Supporting Sources

      Zipft, Karin Lorene. 2006. “Pentecostal Holiness Church,” NCPedia.org, (accessed June 28, 2017) Link

      “First Pentecostal Holiness Church Congregation,” The Historical Marker Database, HMdb.org, (accessed June 28, 2017) Link

  • Public Site

    Yes

  • Materials & Techniques

    Bronze

  • Location

    The plaque is attached to the left support column for stairs leading to the front entrance of the Wayne County Courthouse, at 224 East Walnut Street, Goldsboro, NC. The World War I Doughboy Statue and John Lawson memorial stand in front of the courthouse building. Across East Walnut Street is the Wayne County Veterans Memorial complex which includes the Seymour Johnson Air Force Base Veterans Memorial and the Wayne County Vietnam War Memorial.

  • Landscape

    The courthouse is surrounded by mature trees and seasonal plantings.

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