Allen Chapel African Methodist Episcopal Church (Birmingham Churches and Their Cornerstones)

Allen Chapel African Methodist Episcopal Church is in the South Woodlawn neighborhood at 6213 2nd Ave South. The congregation in 1887 though its current building dates from 1983, ninety-six years later.

The cinder-block building features three cornerstones on its brick front. The oldest is from a 1936 building, the second 1968, and the third 1983. Interestingly, the second stone states that the 1960s building was begun by Rev. Joseph Pogue but completed by his father Rev. W.R. Pogue. I wonder if the younger Pogue died.

Read this first post for more on this series on Birmingham churches and their cornerstones.

Map of Sites in this Project

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