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Site #1.
Old Stone Church

Second Sanctuary of Antioch (East) Baptist Church, 1918-1950. Since 1980, home to the First Existentialist Congregation.

Site #2. Rose Hill

Site of the African American community of Rose Hill/Mayson Ave. Subdivision, 1892-1942.

Site #3.
Evening Star Lodge

Site of the Edgewood Evening Star Lodge, 1893-1942, serving the surrounding Black Community.

Site #4.
Antioch (East) Baptist Church

Original site of the Antioch (East) Baptist Church, 1877-1916.

Site #5.
Hooper St.

(at right)

Site #6.
Mary Lin School

Public elementary school built late 1920s, but not open to African American children until 1965.

Hooper Street Sign

Many Antioch East Baptist Church Elders and current members were born and lived on this street, and still remember it as Hooper Street.

Site #5. Hooper Street

Located off Oakdale Rd., Hooper Ave. was the most enduring, entirely Black residential area in Candler Park. From the 1880s into the 1980s, it was a thriving African American neighborhood. Many Antioch East Baptist Church Elders and current members were born and lived on this street, and remember it well.

Two homes built in 1900 and a few from the 1920s are still recognizable. Most have had extensive makeovers or been torn down and replaced by larger 21st century houses.

Today, there are no African American residents on Hooper.