Nov 18, 2023

Friday Church Visit

St. John's Episcopal Church

Restoration work is underway at the 1855 St. John's Episcopal Church on Madison Avenue.

The church played a significant part in the Civil War Era:

"It hosted the Secession Convention of Southern Churches in 1861, which had helped fuel the South's secession movement. St. John's was also the church attended by the Confederate President, Jefferson Davis, when Montgomery was the capital of the Confederate States of America. The church was forced to close its doors in 1865 under Union Army; it would reopen for services in 1866."



The pew and marker indicating it as Jefferson Davis' were removed in 2019.

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