First Black Church Established in Decatur, GA, Antioch African Methodist Episcopal Church, Is Being Demolished

First Black Church Established in Decatur, GA, Antioch African Methodist Episcopal Church, Is Being Demolished

Today is the day.

Contractors are removing a church at 109 Hibernia Avenue. Developer Thrive Homes is razing the church to build 20 townhomes – the developer describes them as “detached cottages” – that will go for $450,000 to $550,000.

Decatur resident Nathan Nobis posted this video of the demolition in progress.

The church property is formerly the site of Christ Covenant Church, but prior to that it was the home of the Antioch African Methodist Episcopal Church, the first black church established in the city of Decatur. The church was established in Decatur in 1868 and moved to Hibernia, then called Atlanta Avenue, in 1965. The church relocated to Stone Mountain in 1995.

Here are photos from the demolition in progress …

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Source: Decaturish.com | Dan Whisenhunt

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