Town Clock Church

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Coordinates: 38°17′04″N 85°49′10″W / 38.284310°N 85.819548°W / 38.284310; -85.819548

Town Clock Church
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Town Clock Church
Town Clock Church is located in Indiana
Town Clock Church
Town Clock Church is located in the US
Town Clock Church
Location 300 E Main St
New Albany, Indiana
Built 1937
Architect Pugh, Hugh; I.P.Smith.
Architectural style Italianate, Federal
Part of New Albany Downtown Historic District (New Albany, Indiana) (#99001074[1])
Added to NRHP September 3, 1999

The Town Clock Church, now the Second Baptist Church of New Albany, Indiana, United States, is a historic church located at 300 East Main Street, within the New Albany Downtown Historic District. It was constructed in 1852 as Second Presbyterian Church, in what was then the largest city in Indiana. It is near the Ohio River, across the border from Louisville, Kentucky. It was a station on the Underground Railroad.

The church is brick, and is constructed in the Greek Revival style of architecture. It previously had a 160-foot high clock tower that could be seen by boat crews on the Ohio River. However, the tower has been shortened. The first phase of reconstruction is underway which will include a new steeple and clock faces. When reconstruction is complete, the tower will once again be 160 feet tall.

References

  1. ^ National Park Service (2007-01-23). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
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